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Category: Judith’s Blog

Deciding to Foster

28 March 2019

You may already be wondering whether fostering is something that you could do but need an opportunity to learn more and to ask questions before you decide.   Fostering is a fantastic way of providing a safe and nurturing environment for children and young people when they are unable to live with their birth family. Foster parents are…

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Empty Nest

28 September 2018

Did you know that there is a condition that often affects parents and carers called “Empty Nest Syndrome”? It occurs when children have grown up to the point of becoming adults and “leave the nest” to begin their own independent lives. Sometimes this will be when they leave home to go off to college or university, and sometimes…

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Back to school

4 September 2018

As adults, we know that our school days have a huge impact on the rest of our lives, and children in care are no different. In fact, for fostered children and young people, experiences at school are likely to have an even greater impact on their sense of identity and self-esteem. School is so much more than an…

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Judith’s Blog: Foster Parent v Foster Carer

4 July 2018

Over the years, many fostering organisations have called individuals who look after children "Foster Carers" believing that this reflects the level of complexity and responsibility families take on when they look after children on behalf of the state. After all, foster carers are trained, assessed and supported to take on the challenge of trying to piece together some…

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Fostering Advice – The Do’s and Don’ts

Deciding to foster and begin an exciting new journey as a carer is an exciting time, but we understand that it can also be a little stressful. For those who are considering becoming a foster parent, currently going through the application process, or embarking on their first year as an…

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Therapeutic Foster Care

Fostering a child is a wonderful thing to do. It brings joy to your life as you learn from and enjoy time spent with a foster child, but it also makes a valuable and important difference to the child’s life. Foster care is a way to improve young peoples life…

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