Fostering – Charity Chiefs Support Fostering Laws

Charity Chiefs Support Opportunity to Change Fostering Laws 40 charity chiefs and experts have written a letter to The Telegraph in a bid to get the House of Lords to change the law regarding foster care. The organisations argue that the change would give foster children a better start in adult life. Once foster children […]

Fostering children – Cash boost to Caritas

Fostering Children Charitable Donation Gives Fostering Charity a Cash Boost Fostering services in Salford have been given a much welcome cash boost thanks to a donation from a business. The charitable donation from Healthcare UK was given to the Caritas Diocese of Salford and the amount given was described as “significant”. The Caritas Diocese runs […]

Foster children – Health and Nutrition

Foster children – The Importance of Health and Nutrition Foster carers should have a good basic understanding of the health needs of the children within their care, focusing on a holistic approach to health. They should specifically look at the physical, nutritional and emotional/ mental health aspects of health and the need for balance in […]

Children in Public Care in the UK

Fostering Care News : Children in public care Statistics: England 67,050 children were in the care of local authorities on 31st March 2012 The rates of looked after children per 10,000 under 18 years on 31st March 2012 was 59 Gender 55% (37,020) of children looked after on 31st March 2012 were boys and 45% […]

Choosing the right agencies

Choosing the right agencies

Choosing the right agencies – About 15% of foster carers give up fostering or transfer between Fostering Agencies every year because the foster carer’s relationship with their Agency or Local Authority has become problematic. Most often the cause can be traced back to the foster carer not comparing the services other Fostering Agencies had to […]

Approved Foster Carers

Approved Foster Carers

Changing your current fostering agency Fostering Agencies are looking for committed adults who can find room in their hearts and in their homes for children who cannot stay with their own family. Here at Foster Care News, our hope is that by advertising the need for more foster carers we can encourage people to consider […]

Fostering children

Fostering children

Can you deal with all the problems that come with fostering children? Fostering children is not just about having good parenting skills or being able to provided good enough care for vulnerable children, it is also about understanding enough about the rights and responsibilities of foster children and foster carers. Foster care is therefore ‘Parenting […]

Fostering Children Agencies

Fostering Children Agencies

There is a choice of over 700 Fostering Agencies however, it is recommended that you choose one that is within a fifty miles radius of your home to ensure you get the best support. Bear in mind that there can be a lot of travelling involved in the fostering process, from  your initial meeting with […]