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Category: News

Huge congratulations

4 October 2017

As always, our foster carers and staff have been busy participating in events across Wales. We are always proud of the achievements of everyone who is part of the FFP family. Therefore, huge congratulations to all of those who were brave enough to take part in the abseil down Pembroke Castle, as well as the individuals who ran…

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Embrace change and Foster

15 September 2017

With the summer behind us we look forward to Autumn and the picturesque colourful changes that it brings. Autumn is the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful. Why not embrace the spirit of the new season by switching careers and becoming a foster carer? You will not only change your own life but also that…

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50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967

14 August 2017

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexuality. Since 1967, the progress made by the LGBTQ community has been extraordinary. From being told that their right to love each other was a criminal act, to the passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act of 2013, the journey has been…

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Flying High in Swansea

24 June 2017

Foster Carers hold the key to children being able to grow the wings they need to fly. If you have ever wondered about becoming a foster carer, we will be at the Swansea Air Show on the 1st and 2nd of July to share any information you need to help you decide - but you don't need to…

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Full Steam Ahead

23 June 2017

  If you are a regular follower of our blog, you will have noticed we have not posted much lately and for that we apologise but lately there have simply not been enough hours in the day! As you will see from the post before this one we have been busy spreading the word about fostering at events…

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Substance misuse and binge drinking ‘higher in young people in foster care’

13 March 2017

A new study of secondary school students (11-16 years) in Wales by Dr Sara Long of Cardiff University looked at the issues affecting youngsters and their relationship with caregivers, teachers and friends. Their research highlighted a real need for the development and evaluation of interventions to improve wellbeing, and reduce substance use among young people in foster care…

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Be Bold for Change

10 March 2017

  It was great to be invited to attend an International Women’s Day event, hosted by Barclays Bank at the Liberty Stadium Swansea. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This particular event was not only in celebration of the day, but also focussed on the career development…

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Big is not necessarily better!

22 January 2017

Over the last decade the world of fostering has changed. Foster Carers’ roles have become increasingly professionalised and challenging, and at the same time, the nature of many Independent Agencies, whose support is so important to their carers, has also changed – often not for the better. There was a time when many Independent Fostering Agencies were founded…

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Tree…mendous effort set to raise cash for displaced families.

16 December 2016

We have been busy preparing decorations for a special Family Fostering Partners Christmas Tree. All of the decorations have been hand made by staff, carers, young people and friends of the agency and our tree will be on display at St Mary’s Church, Cardigan as part of their Community Christmas Tree Festival. The festival was launched on Saturday…

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Come for a natter in Neath

21 September 2016

It is again time for us to spread the word about fostering, and in particular, fostering with Family Fostering Partners. This time we will be moving further east and setting up in Neath. We will be out and about next week. Tuesday 27th of September - Morrison’s in Neath 10am – 2pm. Wednesday 28th of September - Neath…

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Fostering after retiring from the police

A new beginning    Did you know that over the last 5 years there has been a 10% increase in the number of children coming into care in the UK? Family Fostering Partners are working hard to provide safe and stable homes for children of all ages. Could you join us…

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Fostering Agencies in Wales

An introduction to us at Family Fostering Partners Our support for those new to fostering Transferring to Family Fostering Partners An Introduction to Us: We are an independent fostering agency that puts foster children first as we aim to provide them (and you) with all the support needed to allow…

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