Sprinter’s journey from years of foster care

Sprinter’s journey from years of foster care

Leon Reid: Sprinter’s journey from years of foster care to Commonwealth medal “Now I can hopefully say I am an ambassador for young people in foster care or care, that’s it not a one-way path to prison or whatever else. There are so many different options you can take.” Five weeks after winning Northern Ireland’s […]

Times distorted Muslim foster case

The press regulator has ruled the Times “distorted” its coverage of a five-year-old Christian girl who was placed with Muslim foster carers. The newspaper ran three front-page stories in August 2017 after the girl was removed from her mother’s care by Tower Hamlets council in east London. It said foster carers stopped her eating bacon, […]

Foster family received death threats

Foster family received death threats

A foster family received death threats after their details were accidentally released by a hospital. Their names, address and mobile phone numbers were disclosed to the birth family of a child they were caring for, forcing them to leave their home. Across London, reports of data breaches in child protection departments are up a third […]

Battle to keep seriously ill child

Battle to keep seriously ill child

Karina Driscoll Image caption Ed Sheeran visited Melody at Epsom Hospital in November 2016 Croydon mum facing court battle to keep seriously ill child The mother of a seriously ill girl is facing a court battle to keep custody of her daughter. Melody Driscoll, 11, from Croydon, made headlines when singer Ed Sheeran visited her […]

Grandparents ‘run up debts’ to care for grandchildren

Grandparents ‘run up debts’ to care for grandchildren

Grandparents are running up large debts raising children whose parents cannot look after them, surveys have found. Nearly 200,000 children in the UK are being raised by a family member other than their parents and findings show the burden often falls on grandparents. Maureen Seed, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, looked after two of her grandchildren […]

Foster Carers Union

Foster Carers Union

Foster Carers Union The importance of the Foster Care Workers Branch, the Foster Carers Union. The Foster Care Workers Branch is the official union of foster carers in the UK. It was formed on 19 September 2016, making it the newest member of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB). From 2016 many local […]

Ruling over ‘Muslim foster case’ girl

Ruling over ‘Muslim foster case’ girl

A judge has ruled a Christian girl should live with a family member in a case in which it was claimed she was placed with a Muslim foster family. The local authority involved, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, has rejected reports the foster family did not speak English. It said the girl had been […]

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 […]