Foster Care Fortnight

#ChangeAFuture | Rachael’s Story | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 20th May 2019 by Beth Owen The theme for this years Foster Care Fortnight campaign ran by leading fostering charity The Fostering Network is ‘#ChangeAFuture’. Changing futures is something we know all of our foster carers strive to do. They work with the young people who live with them every day to make sure that they achieve their goals. The aim of the #ChangeAFuture campaign is to showcase the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. We spoke with Rachael,…

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Becoming A Foster Carer | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 16th May 2019 by Beth Owen BECOMING A FOSTER CARER If you’ve clicked on this article then it probably means you’ve thought long and hard about becoming a foster carer. You will have talked to your family and friends to seek their support and endorsement. Well done! Reaching this milestone is significant and you are already on your way to making a difference to young people’s lives. Below, we have described our process for approving foster carers. Each…

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What Is Fostering? | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 14th May 2019 by Beth Owen WHAT IS FOSTERING? So, what is fostering exactly? Put simply, fostering is looking after a young person, who happens to be in the care system, in your own home. Looked after children enter the care system for a variety of reasons, usually due to no fault of their own. They can be very young babies, right up to teenagers on the brink of adulthood. Being a foster carer means that you offer…

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Foster parents to recieve free childcare from the Government – Foster Parents Article

Fantastic news, from September all Foster Parents will have access to the Governments ’30 hours free childcare’ initiative; another great step in the right direction by providing Carers with the same rights to free childcare, as other working families in the UK.Foster Parents will now have the option of being able to work on top of their caring responsibilities; where it works for them and the children they care for. For many, this could make the difference between being able to…

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Becoming a Foster Carer | Foster Care Fortnight 2018 – Foster Parents Article

We know that the fostering process can seem confusing and daunting, so we have simplified it all for you below. What is a foster carer? Foster carers are ordinary people that come from all walks of life but are extraordinary in their ability to open their hearts and homes for children of all ages who can no longer live with their parents. Foster carers supply either short-term or long-term care placements to a range of children with varying needs. They…

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Episode One: Foster Care Solutions Podcast – Foster Parents Article

A fantastic way to kick of Foster Care Fortnight 2018. Our wonderful Carer; Julie talks to us about her fostering story…so far. Let us know what you think? Get involved in the conversation via our social media channels! Follow Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with everything Foster Care Solutions!  Want to know more about how you could foster with Foster Care Solutions? Take a look here or fill in the form below.[gravityform id=”2″ title=”false” description=”false”] Check Out Some More Of…

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Who Needs Fostering | Foster Care Fortnight 2018 – Foster Parents Article

According to Coram BAAF, on the 31st of March 2017, there were 72,670 children in the care of local authorities in England. Out of those, 53,420 children were living with foster carers. There are around 43,710 foster care families in England. ‘The Fostering Network’ predicts that fostering services will need to recruit an additional 5,900 foster carers in the next 12 months to keep up with demand. Why do children need fostering? Children come into care for lots of different…

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What is Foster Care Fortnight? – Foster Parents Article

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 12:36 pm Today, the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign launches across the UK, but what is the next two weeks all about? Why do we need a fortnight dedicated to foster care? Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by the charity, The Fostering Network. It has been running for nearly 20 years and celebrates the inspirational commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. The main aim of…

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Foster Care Fortnight 2018 – Foster Parents Article

It is only TEN days until we join The Fostering Network and many, many others in celebrating the start of #FCF18 Foster Care Fortnight 2018. What better way to kick things off than participating in a Thunderclap. A Thunderclap is a coordinated, mass social media posting to raise awareness of a specific message to a larger audience – in our case, the transformational power of fostering! The Fostering Network set up the ‘Foster Care Fortnight’ campaign to showcase the dedication,…

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