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 […]

Is Fostering For You?

Is Fostering For You?

Is it for you? Want to be part of a child’s upbringing, and make a real difference in children’s lives, help keep them safe and free from more harm? Yes? UK successful fosterparents come from all backgrounds and with a range of experiences just like yours. So read on to find out more! Different types […]

Comfort Zone Training

Comfort Zone Training

Comfort Zone Training Brenda McLackland Consultant Clinical Psychologist 12 Jun 2015 @ 18:36 Keep Calm and Carry on Comfort Zone training provides a simple visual structure which one carer called a ‘map of emotions’. It is a simple colour coded system for understanding and managing emotions aimed at carers and children alike. Once trained in its […]

Fostering And Me With Lorraine Pascale

Fostering And Me With Lorraine Pascale

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 old and then fostered aged eight when her family broke […]

Fostering – Why I became a foster carer

Fostering – Why I became a foster carer

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 carer: “People were a bit, ‘Aren’t you a bit young?’ […]

New Year Honours for Plymouth foster parents

New Year Honours for Plymouth foster parents

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 delighted” to be appointed MBEs. Aged 73 and 67 respectively, […]

Fostering News Update – December 2013

Fostering News Update – December 2013

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 able to remain with their foster carer families after they […]