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The Hugely Positive Impact of Foster Care on Child Development

Being a foster carer is one of the most rewarding, positive experiences you could have. You will be able to improve and better a child’s life, when they have had a tough, challenging start in life. Whether it is giving a child the necessary support and compassionate...

An Example Profile Of A Foster Carer

Foster Carer Profile Gill is a 54-year-old Black British woman of Caribbean descent. Gill is a single foster carer who is currently a foster carer for an Independent Fostering Agency. Gill has had two children (sibling group of 2, brother and sister aged 13 and 8,...

I Decided To Become a Long Term Foster Carer, Will You?

What helps you decide? When I first became a foster carer with Fostering UK, I really thought that I would only want to care for children short term, probably because I am a bit older, and my children had grown up. My assessing social worker talked me through the...

The Basics About Parent And Child Foster Placements 

Foster carers make up a vital part of the care system and without them, lots of children and young people wouldn’t have a safe and secure place to stay. As you may know, children enter the care system when they’re unable to live with their birth parents or family...

Fostering Is Always International Happiness At Work Week

I never realised how important happiness at work was until I became a foster carer. Although I would not really class my role as a foster carer as ‘work’, because it is so much more than that. Many of my friends talk about how finding satisfaction and happiness in...