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 […]

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Fostering News Foster parents honoured for ‘changing lives’ “The first one that went, I really wanted to keep her actually – and I remember standing on the drive, waving goodbye, crying my eyes out and I said, ‘I can never do this again’.” But Judith Harper, from Buckinghamshire, went on to foster about 100 children […]

Fostering: OFSTED

Fostering: OFSTED

Fostering: The statistics Last week, we published our annual ‘Fostering in England’ statistics report. Many thanks to all the organisations who contributed their data. Hot on its heels was the Fostering Network’s report ‘State of the Nation’s Foster Care’, which many of you will have seen in the news. These reports give a valuable, but at times […]

Council ‘just left me’ in abuser’s care

Council ‘just left me’ in abuser’s care

SOLENT NEWS & PHOTO AGENCY Rex Case was jailed for abusing five girls, including three foster children A woman abused by her foster carer as a child has waived her right to anonymity to criticise the council involved in her care. Abbey Richards was five years old when she was sent to live with Rex […]

Vacancies in Essex

Vacancies in Essex

A big hello from us all at FOSTER CARE NEWS FOSTER CARE NEWS is helping to recruit foster carers for a small, friendly and professional fostering service who work with foster families in Essex The fostering agency offer the highest levels of support to their valued foster carers because they know that this is what […]

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