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Fostering Information Event | Sale, Manchester – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 8th October 2019 by Beth Owen Want to know more about fostering? Then why not pop down to our Sale fostering information event at The Square Shopping Centre in Sale on Friday 15th November 2019 for a chat and to meet the team! You will be able to talk to one of our Social Workers about becoming a Foster Carer; what the role entails and what support and training you will receive from us as an agency. You can also take…

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Birth Child Stories: Meet Natasha – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 20th September 2019 by Beth Owen BIRTH CHILD STORIES When people make the transition to become Foster Carers it doesn’t just have an impact on them, but it also impacts on the entire family including their own birth children. As a foster carer you are allocated a Supervising Social Worker to support you, as a looked after foster child you are allocated a Social Worker to support you too but for a birth child they can often feel invisible to…

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Loneliness Awareness Week | Loneliness in Children & Young People – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 21st June 2019 by Beth Owen An infographic on loneliness in children & young people | Loneliness Awareness Week What is Loneliness? “A subjective, unwelcome feeling of lack or loss of companionship, which happens when we have a mismatch between the quantity and quality of social relationships that we have, and those that we want.” Loneliness Awareness Week Loneliness is a feeling that can be experienced by anyone. It is common for isolation and loneliness to be seen as…

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Great Manchester Run | A 10k Challenge for Team Lorimer | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 24th May 2019 by Beth Owen This past Sunday, some members of Team Lorimer took part in the 10k Great Manchester Run. Their aim was to help raise vital funds for The Fostering Network charity. They chose to run in aid of The Fostering Network as they are a charity very close to our hearts. Team Lorimer were also joined by two young superstars, Claire’s daughter and one of our young people in placement! The 10k run took place during…

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#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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How to introduce a family language to older children? – Parents Article

  Hello! Thank you for the helpful articles! My husband’s mother is Finnish, and all her family is living in Finland or other parts or Europe. Fortunately, they all speak English well so we all can communicate well. However, my parents are Korean American and although they have lived in the US for almost 40 years, they prefer to speak in Korean, their family language. My kids are now 11 and 13 years old and I really wish I had…

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