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Hartlepool foster Mum calls for more people to consider foster care – Foster Parents Article

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, two of our carers, Jean and Hossein Shenava are sharing their story in the hope it will inspire more people to consider foster care. Jean, 60, and her husband, Hossein, 65, from Hartlepool, have been fostering for three and half years and specialise in parent and child placements, which involves looking after a young parent and their baby, on a short-term basis, to help them stay together as a family unit and help the…

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Benny’s April Blog: Fun while social distancing – Foster Parents Article

Hi guys, it’s Benny again! This month I have still been having fun even while social distancing. You may have seen that I have been to the Spires School. If not, you can read all about it here. I was lucky enough to be able to join in with creating rainbows with a young person in Cornwall to put up in their window. We went on a short walk that day and counted five more rainbows! Over the bank holiday…

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Foster children raise money for children at the Royal Cornwall Hospital – Foster Parents Article

A group of our foster children, aged between seven and 16, organised a charity bike ride to raise funds to buy presents for children staying in the Royal Cornwall Hospital over the Christmas period. The children and young people who took part are all currently in foster care through our Cornwall office in Truro. The idea to host the charity bike ride came from two young people in care during a Make a Difference meeting. The meetings are made up…

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Five Rivers Goes Gold at 30 – Foster Parents Article

We’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded the We invest in people, gold accreditation, by Investors in People. Five Rivers is currently celebrating its 30 year anniversary and this prestigious accolade recognises the continuous commitment the organisation has to being an employer of choice. This award is achieved by only 17% of IIP-accredited organisations. Of particular note in the report was Five Rivers’ commitment to strengthening strategic partnerships whilst maintaining their independent status. Commenting on the award, CEO…

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Benny wishes you a BEARY Christmas – Foster Parents Article

Hi guys, Benny here for the final time this year (and decade!) And what better way to end the year than to be involved in lots of Christmas fun? I’ve had a super-busy month getting Teddy for Christmas. Before I share my Christmas fun so far though, I would like to congratulate D, who has been nominated for the school council. Well done! I’d also like to thank everyone who entered this year’s Christmas Card Competition. I loved all the…

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Bennys Blog: Living my bear-st life – Foster Parents Article

Hi everyone, Benny again! It’s blog number 3 and I’m still having the best time ever and waiting until now to tell you about it has been unbearable! A lot of you will have seen my Halloween adventures, but for those of you who didn’t know, I went as a scare bear. I was lucky enough to attend my first ever Halloween party at Fountain House. I also got to have a go at pumpkin carving, but the children were…

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Benny’s Travels Begin | Five Rivers Child Care – Foster Parents Article

  Hi Everyone  – Benny here. I can’t bear-lieve that I started my travels a month ago today! I’m so excited to tell you what I’ve been up to since my last blog post. I’ve been travelling up and down the country spending a bit of time in a lot of different places and meeting lots of people. I’ve been sharing some photos of my travels on social media – I hope you liked them! I began my travels in Salisbury,…

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Learn more about fostering in Southampton from a local foster carer | Five Rivers Child Care – Foster Parents Article

What’s happening? An information evening where you can learn more about fostering opportunities in Southampton and the surrounding areas. When? 6pm to 8.30pm Thursday 13 June 2019 Where? Hotel IBIS, 9 West Quay Road, SO15 1RA Full details: Have you ever considered fostering a child or young person in need, but have questions to ask before taking the next steps? Come and meet our Southampton team over a cup of coffee to find out more about the incredible career as…

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Five Rivers Child Care included in eminent national child care industry review | Five Rivers Child Care – Foster Parents Article

Earlier in the year, we were featured in the Parliamentary Review for our industry-leading approach to developing tailored programmes to support vulnerable children and young people. The publication, which provides independent political commentary, is used to inform policy across the UK and focuses on organisations that have shown a dedication to best practice. We were chosen to be included in the review after Richard Cross, our head of assessment and therapy, gave a presentation at the House of Lords in 2018. In…

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Five Rivers Child Care included in eminent national child care industry review | Five Rivers Child Care – Foster Parents Article

Earlier in the year, we were featured in the Parliamentary Review for our industry-leading approach to developing tailored programmes to support vulnerable children and young people. The publication, which provides independent political commentary, is used to inform policy across the UK and focuses on organisations that have shown a dedication to best practice. We were chosen to be included in the review after Richard Cross, our head of assessment and therapy, gave a presentation at the House of Lords in…

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