fostering teenagers

Foster more support for those ageing out of care – Foster Parents Article

Foster carers – along with everyone else involved in fostering provision – will recall the words earlier in the year of Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi. He identified projects that will provide support and options for foster children as they leave care. These young people were, it was asserted, be helped to choose between either going into education, training or employment. And to be fair, there are now choices for youngsters as ‘Staying Put’ is firmly in place. The…

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Foster care and the role of social pedagogy 1 – Foster Parents Article

Foster care has been subjected to many different modes of thinking over recent years. Decades ago, there wasn’t a great deal of theorising. Fostering literally meant finding well-intentioned people who were prepared to make a spare room available for a child who could no longer live with their family. Times have changed and the world is a more complex place. For everyone involved in the provision of foster care, there will always be the need to keep abreast of new…

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