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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 –…

  • 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….

  • 18 October 2016 / Fostering children / Fostering news / General

    Reports of child abuse serious enough to be passed on to police or children’s services have risen 40 per cent since the Savile scandal broke in 2012. Research…

  • 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…

  • 16 September 2016 / Advice for young people / Becoming a foster carer / Foster Caring

    As a foster carer, being resourceful and creative is about finding ways to encourage young people and expand their horizons. When we talk about being resourceful and creative, we’re…

  • 2 September 2016 / Fostering children / Fostering news

    There are many famous faces who in their childhood found themselves part of the social care system before moving on to achieve great things in their careers. By…

  • 7 July 2016 / Becoming a foster carer / Foster Caring / Fostering children

    Some information on what are foster families Different types of families exist in our society. There are some fortunate ones who live with both their parents. In some…

  • 3 July 2016 / Becoming a foster carer / Foster Caring / Fostering children

    Handling stress in foster children When a young person or child comes into foster care, they are frightened, nervous, confused and stressed. If you are a foster carer,…

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