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The High Importance of Fostering Children: Making a Difference 

24 January 2024

Why is fostering children so important? In a world where the future is shaped by the care we provide to the next generation, fostering children is an incredibly powerful way of making a positive difference in your local community. This blog post delves into the importance of fostering children, shedding light on the incredible impact it can have…

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Can You Foster With A Criminal Record?

19 January 2024

Fostering is a rewarding experience for both the foster parent and the child in need of a loving home. However, many potential foster parents wonder if they can embark on this journey with a criminal record. In this blog post, we will explore the possibilities and shed light on the question 'can you foster with a criminal record',…

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Embracing Hope: Parent and Child Fostering with Family Fostering Partners 

10 January 2024

Parent and Child Fostering is a specialist form of fostering that aims to support parents and their newborn child to stay together. There is desperate need for individuals who have the skills and knowledge required for offer this unique form of care. If supporting a Parent and Child to stay together is something you’re interested in exploring, then…

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Fostering Teenagers and Finding Hobbies: Nurturing Passions in Adolescence

3 January 2024

Fostering teenagers is a unique journey that comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. Adolescence is a crucial period of self-discovery, and foster parents play a pivotal role in shaping the experiences of teenagers during these formative years. In this blog post, we'll explore the world of fostering teenagers and dive into the importance of nurturing…

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Building Strong Bonds: The Transformative Impact of Long Term Fostering on Children’s Attachment

3 January 2024

Fostering provides a lifeline for children in need, offering them a chance for stability, love, and a brighter future. There are a number of different forms of foster care, and we’ve got details on each type of fostering on our dedicated webpage. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of long term fostering and delve into…

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Role of Fostering Agencies in Providing Support and Resources

3 January 2024

Foster care plays a pivotal role in providing vulnerable children with a safe and nurturing environment, offering them a chance at a brighter future. Behind the scenes, fostering agencies are there to support foster parents and to work tirelessly to ensurethe success of children and young people in their care. That’s why choosing the right fostering agency is…

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The Impact of Fostering Children on Siblings: Strategies for Building Strong Bonds

19 December 2023

The journey of fostering children is a profound and transformative experience, not just for the children involved but also for their siblings. In this blog, we'll delve into the dynamics of fostering children, aiming to highlight and explore the unique challenges and opportunities it presents and the importance of building strong sibling bonds where possible. At Family Fostering…

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Foster Care Myths Debunked: Separating Fact from Fiction

27 October 2023

Foster parents play an instrumental role in providing love, stability, and support to children in need. Yet, despite its importance, a cloud of myths and misconceptions frequently overshadows the realities of foster care. From the belief that foster care is a temporary solution to the notion that foster carers must lead a saint-like existence, these myths deter many…

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The Importance of Self-Care for a Foster Carer: Tips for Maintaining Your Wellbeing

25 October 2023

Foster caring is an honourable and selfless endeavour. It involves opening your heart and home to children in need, providing them with love, support, and stability during difficult times for young people and their families. The role of a foster carer is both rewarding and challenging. While it's fulfilling to make a positive impact on a child's life,…

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The Impact and Importance of ‘Making Memories’ Training

26 September 2023

At Family Fostering Partners, alongside our mandatory training, we are dedicated to further enhancing the skill set of our foster parents. Our ‘Foster Parent Training and Retention Manager’ Hannah Jones tells us about the importance of ‘Making Memories’ training, and the huge impact that this knowledge has for the children in our collective care. “We wanted to make…

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How Do Independent Fostering Agencies Work?

Independent fostering agencies play a crucial role in supporting foster families and ensuring that children in need of care receive the best possible support. In Wales, independent fostering agencies focus on providing comprehensive support to foster carers so that they in turn, can offer the highest level of care to…

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ADHD 101 For Foster Care in Wales

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on ADHD 101 for foster care in Wales. If you're fostering a child with ADHD, it's crucial to understand their unique needs and how to support them effectively. This blog will provide essential insights on ADHD in the context of foster care in Wales, empowering…

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