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  • 29 March 2017 / Becoming a foster carer / Becoming a foster carer / Foster Caring

    This post – about the training and career development you get as a foster carer – is the second in our Fostering Experiences series. The series turns the…

  • 6 February 2017 / Becoming a foster carer / Foster Caring / Fostering children

    Type ‘fostering’ into a Google search and the top results will be to local authority or government websites. However, independent fostering agencies (IFAs) – agencies like Perpetual –…

  • 31 January 2017 / Families / Family Advice / Foster Caring

    Welcoming your foster child into your home isn’t going to be as easy as simply opening your door. You need to treat him like any other child but…

  • 10 January 2017 / Family Advice / Foster Caring / Foster Children

    “Why bother? Nothing will work out anyway. No one cares and it doesn’t make a difference.” These are sentiments shared by those plagued by the feeling of hopelessness….

  • 12 October 2016 / Advice for young people / Family Advice / Foster Caring

    With the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games having finished, it’s a good time to discover how playing a sport can benefit your foster child (can I foster)….

  • 10 October 2016 / Foster Caring / Fostering news

    This month, at a meeting in Parliament supported by the shadow chancellor John McDonnell, around 60 foster carers voted to unionise and join the Independent Workers Union of…

  • / Family Advice / Foster Caring / Health

    Raising a child in care has its difficulties and challenges but it can be one of the must humbling and rewarding experiences for foster parents. Foster children and…

  • 6 October 2016 / Family Advice / Foster Caring / General

    As any parent will tell you, keeping your child safe is a full-time job. All it takes is a turned back and a couple of seconds for your…

  • 29 September 2016 / Advice for young people / Family Advice / Foster Caring

    Your foster child can benefit from developing a good hobby. Most children have some form of talent that can assist them in developing hobbies and pastime. Some of…

  • 21 September 2016 / Becoming a foster carer / Foster Caring / Fostering children

    Read 3 reasons why teenagers are so much fun (and so rewarding) to foster. In fact, foster carers are often surprised at how wonderful the experience is. Have…

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