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Alison’s story

Alison’s story

I check emails and sort my to do list before I get my family out of bed, followed not long afterwards with the school run and dog walking. I am a mum of two children, one at primary and one at secondary, so getting them out on time with everything intact and the dogs...

Alison’s story

I check emails and sort my to do list before I get my family out of bed, followed not long afterwards with the school run and dog walking. I am a mum of two children, one at primary and one at secondary, so getting them out on time with everything intact and the dogs walked (two large Labrador...

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So how was 2021?

So how was 2021?

Covid challenges aside, 2021 has been a positive year, with two awards for our agency and the publishing of two new books last Spring, by Lisa Cherry and Dr Karen Treisman, that we contributed to. We have loved working with all of our foster carers and supporting some great young people, who despite their initial start in life have shown amazing levels of resilience. Equally we have some terrific sons and daughters of our foster carers who have supported children and young people in their families, we are so proud of them all.

Empty nest syndrome is a real thing

Empty nest syndrome is a real thing

This can be a result of a child leaving to go to college or university or moving in to their first home. It can be a challenge for parents to balance the sense of real pride that their child is becoming more independent, doing what they have prepared them for, with the real worry that they will miss them and the home will be quiet without them. They could well be concerned about how they are going to fill their time and avoid the reported symptoms of
empty nest syndrome

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

For many, Mother’s Day is a wonderful time of celebration and reflection and an opportunity to thank our mothers for everything they do for us. But Mothers Day can be a challenging time for many children in foster care and it’s important that we consider the impact that Mothers Day may have on children, who for whatever reason are unable to live with their family.

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