Fostering Children - Foster Care News
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The charities think young people need fostering for longer. Twelve charities have called on the Welsh government to change the law and allow foster children to stay with carers until they are 21. Currently young people have to leave their foster carers when they turn 18. However, charities including Fostering Network Wales, say allowing them…
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There are more than 62,000 children living with foster families across the UK and more than 9,000 new foster carers are needed every year. Find out more
Foster Carers are responsible for working in partnership with their Agency and Local Authorities to provide a safe, secure and nurturing family environment, allowing children to stay in contact with their own families if appropriate.
Carers are required for children and young people aged between 0-18 from a variety of different backgrounds, including specialised placements such as sibling groups, children with special needs and also parent and child placements.
You will need to have:
• The time and energy to invest in a child or young person
• A bedroom for the foster child
• Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time
• Single carers will need to be at home full-time, or have flexible, part-time and term time only employment or be able to work bank shifts
• Hold a full UK driving licence.
The College Of Social Work Reaches Its Second Birthday And In Doing So Decides That It Needs To Stand Up For What It Believes In The College Of Social Work, England’s official ombudsman of social work thought, practice and expertise has reached its second birthday. …
New Year Honours for Plymouth foster parents 31 December 2013 Last updated at 02:36 GMT A Devon couple who have fostered more than 200 children are among those recognised in the New Year Honours. John and Betty Insley from Plymouth said they were “amazed and…
UK Fostering News Week commencing 8th December 2013 Foster children will be able to remain with foster carers following a £40 million injection of funding and a new legal requirement on local authorities to provide support. All children emerging from the care system will be…
Foster Parent recruitment 4 November 2013 Last updated at 19:12 GMT The former Liverpool FC captain Mark Wright has launched a major campaign to recruit 10,000 new foster carers across the country. Mark and his wife Sue have been fostering for five years, with the pair…
24 October 2013 Last updated at 06:23 Christina Lester met Dame Kelly Holmes at the end of the six-month mentoring scheme An Armagh teenager who has been in care most of her life is one of 20 children to complete a UK-wide mentoring scheme headed by Dame…