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Month: May 2023

Why fostering should not be underestimated.

25 May 2023

When it comes to providing a safe and loving home for children who are unable to remain with their birth families, both fostering, and adoption play vital roles in creating those stable environments.  In this blog post, we will explore the differences between fostering and adoption and explain why fostering should not be overlooked or underestimated.   Fostering…

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Foster Care Fortnight 2023

18 May 2023

This years Foster Care Fortnight theme is Fostering Communities. We are so proud to be a part of the fostering community, and we spoke to members of the Family Fostering Partners Team to ask them what being part of the fostering community means to them… Managing director Judith explained that “Fostering is incredibly rewarding – but it is…

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Preparing your home to welcome a child

17 May 2023

As a prospective foster parent, creating a welcoming home environment for a child in your care is one of the most important things you can do to ensure their safety, comfort, and happiness. Here are some tips and advice for creating a welcoming home environment prior to a child coming to stay with you: Provide a Comfortable Bedroom…

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What is respite care?

17 May 2023

If you're thinking about becoming a foster parent, you may have come across the term "respite care." But what exactly is respite care, and how does it fit into the world of fostering? Respite care is a temporary form of foster care that provides a short break to full-time carers. It can last for a few hours, a…

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Does new technology have a place in fostering?

11 May 2023

With everybody talking about ‘AI taking over the world’, we believe that some things are better off ‘old school’! We know the frustration of asking a ‘chat bot’ a question and going around and around in circles whilst it try’s (and often fails) to figure out what you mean! Did you know that if you use the ‘chat…

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We know that deciding to foster is a big decision and that you will naturally have plenty of questions. These may be regarding the process of becoming a foster carer, how we match a child with you and your family, or questions regarding the wider impact having a child come…

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How to tell a foster child they are leaving; saying goodbye to a foster child.

How to tell a foster child they are leaving  When you foster with Family Fostering Partners, family comes first; the value of a familial bond is central to everything we do with our network of foster parents and the children in their care.  It's no surprise then that when a…

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