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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World Social Work Day | Interviewing a Social Worker – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 19th March 2019 by Beth Owen World Social Work Day To mark World Social Work Day, Lorimer Fostering thought, what is the best way to find out what life is really like being a Social Worker?! So, we grabbed one of our long-standing Social Workers, two cups of tea, biscuits and interrogated her! Louise Mason, Supervising Social Worker Louise has been an employee at Lorimer Fostering since December 2005. She has been both an Assessing Social Worker and a…

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Foster Carer Qualities | What Helps To Make A Great Foster Carer? – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 18th March 2019 by Beth Owen In reality, great foster carers come from all types of backgrounds, each with different households, family units and lifestyles. The relationship status, gender, age, family make-up, employment type and cultural background of each person are not significant factors in whether or not being a foster carer is right for someone. Common traits of successful foster carers are more evident when evaluating their skills, values and personal qualities, as well as their ability to…

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FINDING THE BEST FOSTERING AGENCY FOR YOU – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 11th December 2018 by Beth Owen Becoming a foster carer and providing support to a child in need will change your life, there’s no doubt about that! If you’ve ever had the opportunity to ask foster carers about their journey, most will tell you that it has made a wonderful difference in their lives. It can be a bit overwhelming when you start to realise everything that is required to become a foster carer. From training requirements, ensuring…

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