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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…

  • 20 February 2017 / Families / Family Advice / General

    Understanding how to communicate with teenagers is a skill most parents learn as they go along. It is arguably even more difficult to grasp when the teenager is…

  • 8 February 2017 / Family Advice / Foster Children / Fostering Skills Spotlight

    The ability to motivate a child is one of the many skills you’ll develop as a foster carer. It gives the child drive and confidence to help them…

  • 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…

  • 4 November 2016 / Family Advice / Fostering Skills Spotlight / General

    Like many of the skills you need to be a successful foster carer, communication is one that you’ve been honing all your life. The first step to effective…

  • 3 November 2016 / Education / Family Advice / General

    Homework. Often a key battleground between parents and children. If you are fortunate enough to have a child who independently gets on with after school work, spare a…

  • 6 September 2016 / Family Advice / Support for foster carers

    Transitioning back to school life comes with many obstacles. The morning alarm clock signals an hour of utter chaos as you and your children charge around the house…

  • 27 June 2016 / Becoming a foster carer / Foster Caring / Fostering children

    Last month we wrote about how people often start fostering when they’re at a crossroads with their job. Fostering is a career for people who want to help…

  • 2 June 2016 / Becoming a foster carer / Foster Caring / Support for foster carers

    Foster care is quite different than adoption. While adopting a child, you have to bear all the expenses of your new family member and he or she is…

  • 31 May 2016 / Becoming a foster carer / Foster Caring / Fostering children

          Have a spare room? Fostering is an opportunity for you Recently we did something we haven’t done before: We posted a job advert for foster…

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