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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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09 November 2020

Your partner in care: the role of the Challenge Case Worker

As much as foster carers love the children in their care and find the experience hugely rewarding, being a foster carer can be frustrating, exhausting or even overwhelming at times. For many foster carers, their case...

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17 October 2020

Becoming a foster carer: How It Works

If you’re about to embark on the process of becoming an approved foster carer, you might be feeling nervous about your first contact with a Carer Compliance Officer. In reality, it’s not as daunting as it may seem.

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01 October 2020

A leap of faith: becoming a foster carer

Taking the first step on the journey to becoming a foster carer can feel daunting. You probably have a million questions: ‘Am I too old? Do I need to have experience with children? Is my home suitable? Do I have to...

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