Fostering with Lorimer

Pam and Jim’s Story | This is Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 24th May 2020 by Beth Owen For Foster Care Fortnight, our Foster Carers have been sharing their stories and experiences with us. We’re very grateful to them for showing us a sneak peak in to their lives as a family that fosters. Below is Pam and Jim’s story, where they tell us how rewarding it can be to look after children and young people. Pam and Jim’s Story “Me and my husband have fostered for 8 years and are…

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Always Heard Helpline for Children & Young People – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 5th May 2020 by Beth Owen What is the Always Heard helpline? Always Heard is the national advocacy helpline and safety net for care experienced children and young people aged 0 up to 25 years old in England. The helpline is delivered by Coram Voice, a leading children’s rights organisation who champion the rights of young people. They get young voices heard in decisions that matter to them and work to improve the lives of children in care,…

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Foster Care Fortnight Campaign | Lorimer Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 30th April 2020 by Beth Owen Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network‘s annual campaign to help raise the profile of fostering in the UK. This year, it will take place from Monday 11th to Sunday 24th May. The overarching message of every FCF campaign is that ‘foster care transforms lives’. This year, the theme for the Fortnight is ‘This is Fostering’, which provides an excellent opportunity to highlight the incredible work that Foster Carers and other foster care workers…

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March Roundup – on to April! | Blog Post – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 15th April 2020 by Beth Owen March has been a strange month for all of us, including our Foster Carers, young people, and staff. We’re all adjusting to living in a new way, with lots of changes happening quite quickly. In light of this, we wanted to make sure to keep on remembering the good things, and take a moment to applaud the young people for their fantastic achievements this month. We’ve also included an update on the…

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5 Things to do at Home with Young People this Easter – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 9th April 2020 by Beth Owen The Easter holidays are upon us, but things are a little different to normal this year. Whilst you might usually plan trips out with young people, you must now compromise and find fun things to do at home. We understand that this could be a little tricky, so we’ve listed 5 of our favourite Easter activities you can do at home with children and young people! Easter Egg (or Gruffalo!) Hunt A…

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Education for Children & Young People at Home – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 26th March 2020 by Beth Owen If you’re currently trying to homeschool, whilst also working from home, you might feel a little tested. So, if you’re finding education for children and young people hard right now, you may find some of these resources useful. Keeping a Routine In this time of need, there are many individuals who are trying to do their bit to help. We’ve collected together some of the most popular online lessons and classes that…

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Activities at Home to Keep Young People Busy – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 26th March 2020 by Beth Owen There are lots of different activities you can do at home with children and young people to help keep them busy. We’ve put some of our favourite ideas below to get you started! Paint some pebbles Get creative and paint some rocks!Why not grab some nice smooth pebbles and some acrylic paint and let your young people get creative! Painting can be a great way to pass some time, and is super…

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Staying Active at Home | A Blog Post – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 20th March 2020 by Beth Owen Sometimes it can be hard to stay active, especially when you’re at home for long periods of time. Usually, you might head to the gym for exercise, or perhaps you attend weekly classes, or prefer to swim. But, during a period where a lot of us are working from home, you may need to tweak your routine slightly. Keeping fit and healthy can encourage you to work better, especially in a completely…

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Self-Care for Children and Young People – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 18th March 2020 by Beth Owen Sometimes, when you’re struggling, it can be hard to know how to look after yourself. You might have had a bad day, or you could be going through a difficult situation. You know you don’t feel as happy, or maybe as full of energy as usual, but you don’t know what to do about it. This is where self-care comes in to things. What is self-care? Self-care is when you actively do…

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Spotlight ON: LGBT Fostering | Lorimer Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 4th March 2020 by Beth Owen This month (2nd-8th March, in particular) a series of events are taking place throughout the UK for members of the LGBT+ community who are interested in adoption or fostering. This is an annual event, aimed at giving the LGBT+ community a window into the world of fostering and adoption if it is a path they are considering. As an inclusive fostering agency, here at Lorimer Fostering, we accept applications from people no…

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