What we look for in a foster carer

What we look for in a foster carer

The ability of foster carers to enable a child in their care to reach their true potential thanks to  their combined experience, knowledge and support, as well their own resilience levels. The warm personal relationship our foster carers have with their...
It’s how we do things around here

It’s how we do things around here

The knowledge that we are available and committed to supporting our foster carers at all times. The level of confidence felt by our carers as a result of their knowledge and skills, built as a result of the development we provide, especially in the subject of trauma...
Anger is a communication

Anger is a communication

As part of this blog we are providing information and advice not just for foster carers and social workers but for everyday parents. We find many of the skills found in authentic day to day parenting are similar to the special skills we look for in foster carers. It...
When support feels good

When support feels good

I asked Julie what their initial motivation to fostering had been and how their experience of the process of becoming approved to foster was for them. She explained: “Our initial motivation was based on the fact that we had room in our home, we missed family life...
Supporting children with separated parents

Supporting children with separated parents

Our foster carers are asked to support and promote safe time with the children’s family and help a child maintain a positive relationship with their parents, siblings, grandparents and other members of their family. This is always done in a planned way that ensures...
It takes a village to raise a child

It takes a village to raise a child

I grew up in a village surrounded by our grandparents, aunts and uncles and family friends who we called aunts and uncles too. These people looked out for me and my siblings. We had love, friendship, knowledge and wisdom and were closely supervised from a distance,...