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Parent and Child Fostering Assessments – What Do you Need to Know?

30 March 2021

Parent and child foster care is very different from foster care in general. Although it is a type of fostering, it does not involve looking after a foster child in the same way as you would if you were a long term, respite, or emergency foster carer.  This is because adults with their children come to live with…

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Fostering Criteria Explained

29 March 2021

If you’re thinking about fostering, you may be wondering if you’re eligible and what you need to do to become a foster parent. The good news is that nearly anyone can foster! Many different people from different walks of life and with different backgrounds and experiences choose to foster. It’s one of the most rewarding careers out there…

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Foster Care and Attachment

26 February 2021

What is attachment? When we speak about attachment in children, it refers to the bond between someone who needs care and their caregiver. If a child or young person is distressed or in danger, they will look to that attachment figure for help and comfort.  In babies, attachment bonds are formed with the caregiver, no matter how good,…

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Single Foster Parent FAQs

27 January 2021

Family Fostering Partners love single foster parents! Families come in all shapes and sizes and we think that that’s something to be celebrated. We value our carers for their amazing personalities, their commitment to providing a loving home, and for the warmth and friendliness they bring to our community and team.  Relationship and marital status does not matter…

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What Happens When a Child is Taken into Care

19 December 2020

If you’re new to fostering and considering a career as a foster carer, you may be wondering what happens when a child is taken into care, the reasons why this may happen, and the process that takes place for a child or young person to end up in the care of a foster family. You may also be…

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Fostering Babies – The Facts

29 November 2020

Many people are drawn to the idea of fostering babies. In their very nature, newborn babies and toddlers are vulnerable and defenceless, and this brings about a primal urge in others to care for them, love them, and ensure they are safe. Unfortunately, it is the case that carers are needed for babies who can no longer stay…

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Independent Fostering Agencies vs Local Authorities – What’s the Difference?

22 October 2020

If you’re new to fostering, you may be wondering what the difference is between independent foster agencies and local authorities. As a new or prospective carer, you have the choice whether to register with your local authority (LA) or with an independent fostering agency (IFA), such as Family Fostering Partners!  Local councils are legally responsible for the safeguarding…

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Foster Care Requirements

22 October 2020

Fostering is an extraordinary thing to do, and often, it’s just normal people going out of their way to change children’s lives and make a difference in society. It is a common misconception that there are loads of rules and requirements surrounding being a foster parent. In fact, there are only a few essential factors that you need…

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Black History Month 2020

16 October 2020

As part of our work with the local Authorities across Wales we receive referrals for children from a wide array of backgrounds and ethnicities. This presents us with the challenge of ensuring that every child or young person is placed with a foster family who can help them feel connected with, and to continue to learn about their…

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Preparing to be a Foster Parent

28 September 2020

It’s great that you’re ready to start preparing to be a foster parent. Fostering is an amazing thing to do and helps give a child a second chance to live a happier and brighter life. However, fostering isn’t just beneficial for children and young people, foster parents gain so much joy and life satisfaction from the children in…

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Parent and Child Fostering Assessments – What Do you Need to Know?

Parent and child foster care is very different from foster care in general. Although it is a type of fostering, it does not involve looking after a foster child in the same way as you would if you were a long term, respite, or emergency foster carer.  This is because…

read more

Fostering Criteria Explained

If you’re thinking about fostering, you may be wondering if you’re eligible and what you need to do to become a foster parent. The good news is that nearly anyone can foster! Many different people from different walks of life and with different backgrounds and experiences choose to foster. It’s…

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