A Fostering Journey 55

Still empty and still enjoying the peace and quiet before the next young person, or people, arrive on our doorstep in the back of a car driven by either a Social Worker or Police Officer. The arrival, in a Police car, always got the neighbour’s curtains twitching even...

Insight into Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects an individual’s social interactions, communication abilities, behaviour, and interests. It is characterized by a spectrum of strengths and challenges that vary widely among those...

The Impact of Virtual Reality on Education

Education, an ever-evolving landscape, has witnessed the integration of innovative technologies that continue to redefine the learning experience. Among these advancements, Virtual Reality stands as a transformative tool, revolutionizing the way knowledge is acquired...

Embracing imperfection

In a world where everyone seems obsessed with perfection, where flawless selfies flood our social media and edited images are on the cover of every magazine, the concept of imperfection is often viewed as a negative thought. However, what if we embraced imperfection...

A Fostering Journey 12

Let’s be honest, we don’t talk about mental health nearly enough!  Men in particular have a tendency of not discussing our feelings, even to friends and family. Being a Foster Carer can be a very stressful line of work and you could be dealing with young people going...

A Fostering Journey 6

We are told that this is national shortage of Foster Carers. This has been the case since I started out my Fostering career in the 90s. So why is there a shortage? Why don’t people want to Foster? There seems to be a misconception on what is involved in Fostering...
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