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Thanks to our heroes

Thanks to our heroes

What have been the biggest challenges this year? Angela: As a relatively new organisation, started only 3 years ago, we had a very clear plan to build collaborations that would enable young people in our care to exceed expectations. Alison and I were very clear of...

Thanks to our heroes

What have been the biggest challenges this year? Angela: As a relatively new organisation, started only 3 years ago, we had a very clear plan to build collaborations that would enable young people in our care to exceed expectations. Alison and I were very clear of what we wanted To the Moon and...

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Adolescents

Adolescents

We know that one of the biggest needs for our partnering local authorities is for families to care for teenagers, however despite the increasing demand, the families coming forward to foster are often anxious about fostering teenagers for fear that they will bring trouble to their door. One of our foster carers laughingly will tell you that she never wanted to foster teenagers, but having fostered two, has found it to be enlightening and much more about the individual young people and their age irrelevant. We appreciate the challenges associated with caring for teenagers but feel it is also one of the most rewarding times about parenting/fostering, because we can see the emerging adult develop.

Helping children deal with domestic violence

Helping children deal with domestic violence

The NSPCC believes 1 in 5 children live with domestic violence.  At To the Moon and Back Foster Care we are often asked to find a foster family who can support a child who has repeatedly witnessed domestic violence. This is recognised as a significant adverse experience for a child and seen often in addition to other signs of neglect and abuse.


We see the day to day effect of domestic violence on children and young people.  We work with our foster carers to enable them to think about how to best provide a safe and nurturing home where the child feels supported to recover from their experiences or at least manage the trauma associated with being exposed often to high levels of violence within their own home.

Life story

Life story

We take for granted our life story. The stories of the day we were born, our first steps, first words, the funny stories of our school days, our illnesses, our incidents and the moments that made our families proud. These accounts are told to us by our parents, grandparents, siblings and extended family members. They are told in such a way that they invoke images and emotions and they give meaning and support to help us form our identity.

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