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23 September 2021

The most important role of your life: caring for our most vulnerable

Imagine being 10 years old and waking in an unfamiliar motel room. It’s not safe for you to live with your parents right now – you don’t know when you’ll be able to go back home or how long you’ll need to live in the...

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29 July 2021

A 10-year wedding anniversary with a twist

For some couples, their 10-year wedding anniversary means a candle lit dinner, a relaxing holiday, or simply some alone time away from the kids. But for one couple, their 10th wedding anniversary will forever hold a...

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07 July 2021

What’s left to do? Activities to get through the school holidays

As we are heading into the final days of the school holidays, you might have run out of things to do with the kids while in lockdown, or under restrictions. We have put together a list of activities that you can do...

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07 June 2021

Giving a child a second chance

Recently retired and finding themselves with an almost empty nest, Glenda and Phil discovered they still had a lot to give. With their own son and daughter now in their 20s, becoming foster carers was a logical next...
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10 March 2021

Managing sibling relationships in foster care

A certain amount of arguing or fighting is normal amongst siblings. Known as ‘sibling rivalry’, this kind of conflict is not all bad. Having a sibling – whether a biological or foster brother or sister – helps...

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11 February 2021

Foster care: enriching the whole family

Many foster carers say that giving a child in need a safe home is one of the most rewarding experiences they’ve ever had. But what about the effect on other children in the family? If you’re thinking of fostering,...

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11 January 2021

Letting go: when the foster care placement ends

In Part 3 of our Loss and Grief series, learn about how loss and grief affects foster carers and how you can prepare for saying ‘good bye’ to a child in your care.

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22 December 2020

Hidden grief: the experience of loss in out of home care

In Part 2 of our Loss and Grief series, learn about the impact on families of relinquishing a child to out of home care and your role as foster carer.

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08 December 2020

Helping children in care grieve

In Part 1 of our Loss and Grief series, learn about how loss and grief affect children in out of home care and how you can help them through these strong emotions.

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26 November 2020

Building relationships at Christmas: the opportunity and the challenge

Christmas is a happy time for many children and families. But for parents with children in care, it can be a sad reminder that their children will be spending Christmas with another family. At this emotional time of...

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