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Join us at the Cardiff Eisteddfod

19 June 2018

Yesterday we announced that we will be attending the Royal Welsh Show for the first time and today we’re excited to announce that our busy schedule of summer events includes the National Eisteddfod which this year will be held in Cardiff. For those of you who are not familiar with the National Eisteddfod it is one of the…

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Our commitment

18 June 2018

  We have already mentioned on our website, and in many of our blog posts about our values and how we always aim to be different from the larger fostering agencies. One of our most important values is ensuring that we work locally within the areas where our carers live, helping us to give back to the communities…

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Letter from the Minister for Children and Social Care

14 June 2018

  As part of fostering fortnight we received a lovely letter from Huw Iranca Davies AM the Welsh government minister for Children and Social Care. The letter is addressed to all foster carers/parents across Wales that work so hard every single day to achieve the very best outcomes for the children and young people in their care.   We…

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Fostering in Carmarthenshire

11 May 2018

Carmarthenshire is a county with a juxtaposing landscape, from the mountainous edge of the Beacon Beacons to the beautiful sandy sea coast, and from the post-industrial mining areas of the east to the rural farming area of the North West, Carmarthenshire really is a microcosm of Wales. Despite it’s beauty and individuality, Carmarthenshire has not escaped some of…

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Fostering Siblings

30 April 2018

According to a new freedom of information request released this month at least 5,000 siblings in care across England and Wales have had to be separated after being placed in care. The figure for individual local authorities show that Bridgend has a particularly high rate of separation, with 58% of sibling groups being split up.   Although there…

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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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