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Category: Judith’s Blog

Parent and Child Fostering is a career like no other

25 August 2020

A mother and baby foster placement is a specialist type of fostering where parent, typically a mother and baby, often a young mother and newborn baby, comes to stay with you for between four and six months. The parent will need some extra help and advice to show that they can safely care for their baby on their…

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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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Reasons a child is removed from the home

Family Fostering Partners' network of foster parents dedicates their lives to giving vulnerable young people the very best start in life. Through their love, support, nurture and encouragement, children and young people (under 18-years-old) learn to adjust, cope, trust and build confidence in themselves and their surroundings once more. A…

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Long Term Foster Parents Rights

There are various types of fostering, such as “emergency”, “short-term” or “parent and child”, in addition to long-term placements. Here, we look at long-term fostering placements, what they mean and, in particular, the rights of long-term foster parents. You can read more about the different types of foster care here.…

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