Supporting children Coronavirus

Supporting children Coronavirus

Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield “The arrangements for children in care are of particular concern. I have written to the Departments for Education and for Communities and Local Government asking them to make clear how much of the £5bn funding announced at the Budget for supporting public services in their response to COVID-19 is […]

Boys, 7 and 10, abandoned in ‘upsettingly squalid’ house

Boys, 7 and 10, abandoned in ‘upsettingly squalid’ house

A woman who left her sons surrounded by “rotting rubbish” has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence. The boys, aged seven and 10, were meant to be home-schooled but were abandoned at their “upsettingly squalid” house in Devon between December 2018 and July 2019, while their mother went to work. The defendant admitted three […]

Brexit and Fostering

Brexit and Fostering

EU nationals: foster carers and fostered children The report ‘EU nationals: foster carers and fostered children.’ by Fostering Network’s Campaigns Manager, Vicki Swain concludes that; “EU citizens in the UK will be able to apply to get settled or pre-settled status to enable them to continue living in the UK after December 2020. Brexit should […]

Brexit and Child Care

Brexit and Child Care

Thousands of Foster Children Face Uncertain Futures After Brexit Coram, the leading children’s legal charity, has warned that thousands of EU children living in foster care across the UK are at risk of becoming the new Windrush generation if they are not given automatic British citizenship. They are concerned that, post-Brexit, vulnerable children could easily […]

Child Refugees | Fostering

Child Refugees | Fostering

Fostering Agencies Increase Pressure on Government to Help Child Refugees The Home Office has been accused of reneging on its promise to provide sanctuary to child refugees, as it emerges that foster agencies across the UK have made available dozens of placements which remain unused. The Guardian estimates that there are hundreds of agency placements […]

Forgotten Children?

Forgotten Children?

Election Special: Are Children in Care Being Forgotten? Amid the chaos of Brexit and the looming climate emergency, are the voices of the most vulnerable in our society being excluding from the national debate? Over 140 leaders of charities and organisations working with vulnerable children across the UK believe so. In an open letter, they […]

Mockingbird Programme

Mockingbird Programme

Surrey County Council Launches Mockingbird Programme Surrey County Council (SCC) is the latest local authority to adopt the Mockingbird programme of support for foster families, to ensure that carers and children alike have the support they need to stop placements falling apart.  Adapted by The Fostering Network, the Mockingbird programme sees a group of foster […]

Recruiting LGBT Foster Carers

Recruiting LGBT Foster Carers

Is Enough Being Done to Recruit LGBT Foster Carers in Wales? A Welsh charity has called out local authorities for not routinely recording the number of LGBT people they recruit as foster carers. The Association for Fostering and Adoption (AFA Cymru) said that although there has been an anecdotal rise in the number of LGBT […]

Recruitment Drive in Salisbury

Recruitment Drive in Salisbury

Are You Considering Fostering in Salisbury? Are you looking for a career change, or are you passionate about making a difference in your local area? Simply Fostering is currently looking for foster carers in the Salisbury area, and whether you’re an experienced carer or completely new to fostering, we’d very much like to hear from […]

Vacancies for new Wiltshire foster carers

Vacancies for new Wiltshire foster carers

Considering Fostering in Wiltshire? We’re on the lookout for caring individuals who can help change the lives of vulnerable young people by fostering in Wiltshire. As with most places in the UK, there are simply not enough foster carers in Wiltshire right now to care for the number of children in need. If we cannot […]

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