Fostering Children - Foster Care News
Up to date news and information about fostering children in the UK.
Find out all about fostering children, how to apply to become a foster carer, the assessment process, allowances and the support provided.
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Foster care allowances Financial Support for Foster Families When you are deciding to foster, finances will inevitably arise as one of the main issues. However, there are foster care allowances, which are paid at a weekly rate, to help with the costs of fostering a child. The amount paid will vary depending on the age…
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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.
Childnet The internet is a fantastic resource for young people; however foster carers and adoptive parents can face particular challenges when keeping children safe online. Social media can facilitate contact with birth families; and offline vulnerabilities can increase the chances of being exposed to online risks such as cyberbullying…
More than 40% of foster children split from siblings Siblings separated during the fostering process said they felt angry and upset More than 40% of children who are fostered in Wales are separated from siblings, a children’s charity says. Action for Children said the impact…
Fostering And Me With Lorraine Pascale BBC Two on 19 June at 9.00pm to 10.00pm To the outside world, Lorraine Pascale is the successful TV chef, bestselling author and ex-model but there’s another side to her story. Given up at birth, adopted at 18 months…
22 May 2014 A shortage of foster carers could reach crisis levels because not enough younger people are volunteering, according to charity The Fostering Network. It found that three-quarters of carers were aged 45 or older. Nicola told BBC Breakfast how she became a foster…
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. …