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Yearly Archives: 2018

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Sons and Daughters Month

Sons and Daughters Month is The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to celebrate the vital contribution that the children of foster carers make to foster care. Each October, The Fostering Network and fostering services across the UK run events and activities to recognise and reward children and young people for the important role they play in [...]

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

Our Twiddle Blanket Gets Donated to Walsall Healthcare NHS

On Thursday 02nd August 2018 we hosted a Twiddle Blanket making session at Freedom HQ.  Between 1:00 and 3:00pm, we had several young people working hard together to create a twiddle blanket. The event was designed to help develop their creative skills, and help encourage them to work as part of a team.  The event [...]

By | September 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Freedom Fostering’s Summer Raffle

As many of you are aware from the summer's monthly Carer Newsletters, we have been hard at work raising awareness of our Summer Raffle and hopefully convincing you to buy some tickets!  The raffle tickets were drawn on Monday 03rd September 2018 by one of our helpful assistants. Our grand total raised was £80.00. We would like [...]

By | September 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

July & August 2018 Achievers of The Month

Just because it's been the summer holidays certainly doesn't mean we haven't recognised the achievements of our young people! July’s 'Achiever of the Month' was given her certificate for: Completing her induction days with a positive attitude and making positive changes and passing her SATs. We also have some fantastic August Achievers of the Month' [...]

By | September 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Rap Therapy Workshops Help Foster Children Tell Stories

Where should I hide? / Where should I go? / I don’t know, I follow my soul / No sense of time, no home/ We’re just playing / If I take that, would they know? / I’m in a dark place, call me mole / Dig deeper, the roots grow / Will they get exposed? [...]

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

Our Summer Foster Carer Barbecue

Who doesn't love a good barbecue? With recent weather being so undeniably amazing, we wanted to make the most of it with a celebration of our foster carers for a seasonal meal in the sunshine. Freedom Fostering arranged a BBQ that took place at one of our foster carer’s homes; Beverley. Between 2:00pm and 6:00pm, [...]

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

Achievers for the Month June 2018

As a continuing theme throughout 2018, we are taking the time to recognise achievements completed by children and young people in our care. For June 2018, we had some great Achievers of the month. Four children completed some positive steps: One child was rewarded for settling [...]

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

‘Challenging but fair’: the new inspection regime for children’s services

Cafcass has become only the fourth children’s social work organisation in England to be rated outstanding. Will others reach that mark under a new system? The introduction of the new inspections of local authority children’s services (Ilacs) system has been met with some trepidation from the sector. After all, under the previous single inspection framework, almost one [...]

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

Walsall & Wolverhampton Cinemas Donate to Freedom Fostering

Our Social Workers have been working hard to improve our family-friendly  rooms at Freedom Fostering HQ. We aspire to make the building inviting to all attending children and young people, so that they enjoy the space together with our staff.   It's important for us to provide spaces that they can feel relaxed, supported and inclusive.  Our Education Room [...]

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

Take Away Your Worries With Our Worry Monster!

We're helping to take away your worries with our Worry Monster, who now sits pride of place in our Social Work Office! Kristen and the team have a new Assistant to help all of our children and young people deal with their worries and stresses. Our new monster is yet to be named, and we [...]

By | August 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments