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Category: News

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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Church Road Seven Sisters Blast Support Fund

17 July 2020

We, like so many others, were heartbroken when we heard of the recent explosion on Church Road at Seven Sisters. If the incident has passed you by then you can read more about it here on the BBC’s website.   Our work takes us to cities, towns, and villages across South Wales, and Seven Sisters is no exception.…

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The Story of Dr Paul Stephenson OBE

8 June 2020

    At Family Fostering Partners we enjoy taking the time to thank and congratulate the amazing foster carers who dedicate their lives to helping achieve the very best outcomes for the children and young people in their care, but the quote below is not dedicated to a foster carer. It is not dedicated to an individual who…

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Tough times never last, but tough people do

31 March 2020

- Robert H. Schuller The coronavirus has brought tough times for everyone: from health issues be they physical or mental, to job loss and economic hardship. Everyone is affected in some way and to some degree, so I would just like to thank and publicly acknowledge our staff and foster carers for the resilience they have shown in…

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10 very good reasons to foster with us

1 January 2020

The Fostering Network has decided to start 2020 with a bang, and to draw attention to the need for more than 550 additional foster carers in Wales. They aim to remind people of the importance of fostering, and the difference it can make to children’s lives. The campaign comes at a time when statistics suggest that more children…

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We’re officially Number 1 AGAIN.

6 September 2019

We’re officially Number 1 AGAIN. For the 4th year in a row we are excited to announce that we have been ranked in the top Tier of the All Wales Fostering Framework. This is a reflection of the high-quality care, support and training that we offer to the children in our care, the foster parents that we work…

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Family Fostering Partners on Rhondda Radio

20 June 2019

As part of our aim to increase the number of foster carers across South Wales we are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Rhondda Radio to spread the word about fostering and how to become a foster carer. Our elephant mascot Blue will be on the airwaves every day this week encouraging more amazing people…

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World Maths Day

6 March 2019

Tomorrow (7th of March) is World maths day therefore we thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about the importance of educational support to children and young people who are being looked after. School can be stressful for all children, but for children who are being looked after and who may have had several schools changes…

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LGBT fostering and adoption week 2019

1 March 2019

Family Fostering Partners are delighted to be able to highlight the fact that the first full week of March is LGBT Fostering and Adoption week. This is a great opportunity to spread the word about some of the amazing work members of the LGBT community do in improving the lives of children in care. It is also an…

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Look back at 2018

9 January 2019

Round up of 2018 It’s been a very exciting year for everyone in Family Fostering Partners not least of all because we have welcomed a significant number of new carers into our family, and we look forward to welcoming many more in the year ahead. We have LOVED touring in our Elevan and attending events across South Wales…

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

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! …

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Foster Care Requirements

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…

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