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Disabled Carers Blog

Fostering with a disability Blog. There is nothing prohibiting disabled people from becoming foster carers. Indeed, they often are more empathetic to the tribulations of foster children. Disabled people often struggle to find suitable, conventional forms of work. For...

Fussy Eaters Blog

How to manage fussy eaters. It is not uncommon for foster children to have issues around food. Children from a background of abuse will have had disrupted meal-times and they might not have encountered certain foods before. Anxiety at being separated from their birth...

Teens Hygiene Blog

Encouraging personal hygiene in teenagers Blog. Puberty is a difficult time for everyone. Teen’s bodies begin to develop in ways they do not understand, and their hygiene habits also must develop. Hygiene for teens can be a difficult subject to bring up. However,...

Emergency Placements Blog

What to expect from emergency foster placements Blog. Emergency foster carers provide shorter-term care for children and young people who may need somewhere to stay at short notice. These children may be entering care because of a bereavement in their family or...

Long Term Foster Care Blog

The pros and cons of long-term fostering Blog. With all forms of fostering there are ups and downs. In most cases, the aim of fostering is to return a child to their birth parents or guardians. However, this is not always possible. In these cases, a child is placed...

Foster Care Blog

Empty Nest Syndrome – Fostering Blog Empty Nest Syndrome is a condition that often affects parents and carers. It is when children have grown up to the point to begin their own independent lives and leave the nest. Sometimes this will be when they leave home to...