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Tag: Foster Care Training

How to tell a foster child they are leaving; saying goodbye to a foster child

12 February 2024

How to tell a foster child they are leaving  When you foster with Family Fostering Partners, family comes first; the value of a familial bond is central to everything we do with our network of foster parents and the children in their care.  It's no surprise then that when a foster placement ends, it's an emotional time, causing…

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The Importance of Nutrition Knowledge for Foster Parents

8 February 2024

Fostering a child involves more than just providing a safe home; it’s about creating an environment that nurtures a child's physical, emotional, and psychological development. One crucial aspect that often deserves more attention is nutrition. The role of foster parents extends beyond the emotional support they offer; understanding the importance of nutrition and possessing the knowledge to provide…

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Fostering Teenagers and Finding Hobbies: Nurturing Passions in Adolescence

3 January 2024

Fostering teenagers is a unique journey that comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. Adolescence is a crucial period of self-discovery, and foster parents play a pivotal role in shaping the experiences of teenagers during these formative years. In this blog post, we'll explore the world of fostering teenagers and dive into the importance of nurturing…

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The Importance of Self-Care for a Foster Carer: Tips for Maintaining Your Wellbeing

25 October 2023

Foster caring is an honourable and selfless endeavour. It involves opening your heart and home to children in need, providing them with love, support, and stability during difficult times for young people and their families. The role of a foster carer is both rewarding and challenging. While it's fulfilling to make a positive impact on a child's life,…

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The Impact and Importance of ‘Making Memories’ Training

26 September 2023

At Family Fostering Partners, alongside our mandatory training, we are dedicated to further enhancing the skill set of our foster parents. Our ‘Foster Parent Training and Retention Manager’ Hannah Jones tells us about the importance of ‘Making Memories’ training, and the huge impact that this knowledge has for the children in our collective care. “We wanted to make…

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Preparing your home to welcome a child

17 May 2023

As a prospective foster parent, creating a welcoming home environment for a child in your care is one of the most important things you can do to ensure their safety, comfort, and happiness. Here are some tips and advice for creating a welcoming home environment prior to a child coming to stay with you: Provide a Comfortable Bedroom…

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Can I Foster Siblings With An Independent Fostering Agency

Unfortunately, there is a desperate need for more individuals and families to become foster parents. This is especially true when it comes to fostering siblings and finding a safe and nurturing home for more than one child. As an independent fostering agency, we work with every local authority across Wales…

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Foster Caring & Sustainability For Foster Family Agencies

Sustainability and reducing our environmental impact have become fundamental principles guiding many aspects of our lives. From corporate giants to individual households, the drive to reduce our environmental impact is growing. At Family Fostering Agency we’re acutely aware that our role in helping to care and shape future generations through…

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