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Achievers of the Month | October – December 2018

Thank you to The Alex and Timpson Trust for funding this project. October 2018 Achievers of the Month One for settling well into placement and making a positive contribution. One for settling in well at his new school and making new friends (positive relationships). November 2018 Achievers of the Month One for their positive contribution [...]

By | January 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Freedom Fostering Update | January 2019

Christmas Raffle Our raffle tickets were drawn Thursday 20th December 2018 at our 'end of year celebration' at Goals in Wolverhampton. First prize; Large elephant teddy. (Winner; Nadine Ikolo)Second prize; Teddy with Chocolates & strawberry sparkling wine. (Winner; Beverley P)Third prize; Teddy with Chocolates & strawberry sparkling wine. (Winner; Paula O)Fourth prize; Teddy with Chocolates [...]

By | January 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Care experienced children and young people report welcomed

Following the publication of the Care experienced children and young people report by the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly for Wales, Jackie Sanders, communications and public affairs director at The Fostering Network said: ‘We welcome the recommendations of this child-focused report and its concentration on ensuring that there is an emphasis on improving stability and [...]

By | January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

21 social care talking points of 2018

Community Care reflects on the year's most talked about headlines within the sector, with practitioner burnout and government reforms leading discussion In a year dominated by talk of backstops, borders and all things Brexit, Community Care has complied a list of 21 talking points of 2018 from within the world of social care. Leave your [...]

By | January 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Staying Put – An Unfulfilled Promise

The number of care experienced young people in England who are benefiting from a piece of flagship legislation designed to enable them to stay living with their foster carers until the age of 21 is ‘woefully’ low and ‘simply not good enough’, a leading charity is warning in a new report published today (Thursday 15 [...]

By | January 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Child development from two to five years: communication and play

Adults play an important part in talking with the child, stimulating play and taking an interest in the child's games This article comprises of excerpts taken from a guide to child development on Community Care Inform Children. The guide is written by Helen Cowie, emerita professor at the University of Surrey in the Faculty of Health [...]

By | December 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making the Mental Health Act work for children and young people

Draft recommendations scrutinised by service users and professionals at a workshop addressed the need for improved guidance on information sharing and greater support for families with children placed out-of-area Supporting families with children placed out-of-area and improving guidance on how practitioners can share information about patients who have been detained are two recommendations being considered by [...]

By | December 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Fostering Network Member Conferences – 2018/19

The Member Conferences are a series of regional and country conferences providing foster carers and fostering services with the opportunity to explore local, regional and national issues in fostering. Over the next 18 months, we will be delivering a brand new series of conferences across the UK for our members. The conferences will enable fostering [...]

By | December 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Freedom Fostering Update November 2018

Here's an update from Jade about what we've been up to in the past thirty days! October 2018 Achievers of the Month Please remember to thank The Alex and Timpson Trust for funding this project. - One for settling well into placement and making a positive contribution. - One for settling in well at his [...]

By | November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quick Guide to Child Development from Birth to Two Years

Social workers involved with families need to be aware of children's typical developmental stages and processes. Communication and interaction From early on, babies produce responses – such as cooing, smiling and crying. Newborns can smile and cry. Initially these are reflexes but parents/caregivers typically respond as if they were intentional communications. So the infant learns [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments