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Month: September 2021

Foster Care Information for Prospective Carers

30 September 2021

Have you been considering life as a foster carer? If fostering has caught your interest and you want to find out more about it, you’ve come to the right place! It can feel like there’s tons of information out there when it comes to foster care and fostering agencies, and we know that can be overwhelming! However, if…

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Mother and Baby Fostering Allowances

30 September 2021

Are you looking for a career like no other? Mother and baby fostering might be just that. If you want to give back to your local community by helping those who are most vulnerable, then this type of foster care may be highly suited to you. While the most common type of foster care involves looking after a…

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Fostering Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

9 September 2021

‘Can I foster an Asylum Seeking child fleeing conflict in Afghanistan?’ is a question we have frequently received at Family Fostering Partners over the past few weeks. The short answer is that yes, you can. But only by becoming a foster parent.   Caring for Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers is a specialist form of fostering which is sadly always in…

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What is a care order?

Care orders and joining a foster family Before a foster family can welcome a vulnerable child or young person (anyone under 18-years-old) into their lives, several processes will have taken place to ensure that the foster home is the best place for that individual at that point in time. The…

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What is a looked after child?

Children who are looked after - words matter as much as actions When you start researching information on becoming a foster parent, chances are you’ll quickly come across the term “looked after” in reference to children or young people in care. Whilst the home nations have some nuanced differences in…

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