Therapeutic Childcare Training – Press Release

Therapeutic Childcare Training (TCT) TCT has piloted a new therapeutic caring programme successfully with one of the London Local Authorities. It is called Attuned Therapeutic Care (ATC) It covers principles from DDP – Dyadic Development Practice, PACE – Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy and interventions from Nurturing Attachments Training Resource. The essence of ATC is on […]

Child Cruelty Consultation

Child Cruelty Consultation

Child Cruelty Consultation June 2017 marked the beginning of a 13 week public consultation, regarding offences of cruelty to children. This is being conducted by the Sentencing Council, an independent body who are responsible for developing sentencing guidelines for the courts, used by the courts when passing a sentence.  Throughout the process they are meeting […]

Fostering UK | National Fostering Stocktake

Fostering UK | National Fostering Stocktake

National Fostering Stocktake Earlier this year the Secretary of State for Education appointed Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers to conduct a National Fostering Stocktake to make recommendations on how to improve the fostering system for children and young people in England. The review is designed to explore, “the status, role and function of foster […]

Coventry children’s services still ‘require improvement’

Coventry children’s services still ‘require improvement’

An Ofsted report into Coventry children’s services has found it “requires improvement to be good”. Inspectors spent nearly a month evaluating the services, which were rated inadequate in 2014. They praised the “intense focus” of council leaders over the past 12 months but said improvements are “not yet fully embedded”. Council Leader George Duggins said […]

Fostering and Education – The Key to Success

Fostering and Education – The Key to Success

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) found that in 2014, “foster children want the same things in life as nearly all children: success at school, a good job, a happy family and children. School and education are very important to them as a first step to achieving these ambitions.”  Whilst this may be true […]

Foster Carer’s Bid for Rights

Foster Carer’s Bid for Rights

31 March 2017 West Scotland and Glasgow A couple who have been working as foster carers for six years are to take their case to be classed as council employees to a tribunal. James and Christine Johnstone claim to have suffered an unlawful deduction of wages after not having a child placed with them for […]

Foster Care | Rotherham grooming gang victim

Foster Care | Rotherham grooming gang victim

Woman abused by Arshid Hussain goes public A woman abused by the leader of a child grooming gang in Rotherham has revealed her identity for the first time as she continues her fight for justice. Sammy Woodhouse, who previously talked about her experience under the false name Jessica, waived her right to anonymity to speak […]

Fostering | Complex task

Fostering | Complex task

Foster carers face ‘incredibly complex task’, MPs told By Katherine Sellgren BBC News education and family reporter February 2017 The status of fostering must be raised to give foster carers the recognition they deserve, MPs have heard. The increasingly complex needs of children in care mean fosterers face a tough task, carers and groups told […]

Fostering children | New Foster Child

Fostering children | New Foster Child

Fostering children The New Arrival – First Day By Jamie B. Today is a big day for you and your fostering family, you will have been busy, readying the home and the people within it for the introduction of this new foster child. You would have been given enough information about the child from your […]

Buckinghamshire Foster Carers Needed!

Buckinghamshire Foster Carers Needed!

Fostering in The Buckinghamshire Area – New Carers NEEDED. If making a difference to a young person’s life sounds appealing, then perhaps a Fostering career is something you may wish to consider. Numbers are at an all time high for Children in need of care and we at Simply Fostering, are doing all we can […]