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Yearly Archives: 2018

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UK’s First Islamic Guidance Document on Adoption and Fostering

The UK’s first Islamic Guidance Document on Adoption and Fostering was launched by Penny Appeal at the House of Commons on 21 March 2018.  CoramBAAF supported the production of this groundbreaking document as a member of the research group, which included Tay Jiva (Adoption and Fostering Manager, Penny Appeal), Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (Senior Researcher, Fellow, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social [...]

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

MP Pat McFadden Meets The Freedom Fostering Team

On Friday 6th July, we invited MP to join us at Freedom Fostering HQ. Freedom Fostering likes to maintain a strong working relationship with the MPs that cover their working area. In the past few years we have had visits from Emma Reynolds and Eleanor Smith.  We wanted Pat to understand the work that we [...]

By | July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Trip To The Farm!

We understand the importance of respite days for foster carers and our Support Workers ensure that time together with these children is an exciting and productive experience. Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, we had the pleasure of taking two children to Forge Mill Farm in West Bromwich for a fun-packed day in the sunshine. [...]

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

Achievers of the Month for May 2018

Here at Freedom Fostering, we all work hard to recognise the achievements of the children and young people in our care.  In May, we hosted an Achievers of the Month award ceremony for a few children who had made exceptional efforts in recent months. There have been three ‘Achievers of the Month for May [...]

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

The Story of LGBT Foster Carers

When word got out locally, back in the late 1980s, that Jo and her partner Liz were planning to adopt Lucy*, the little girl they had been fostering, it was not an easy time. “We had dog poo through our door, people saying it was shameful, that we shouldn’t be doing this,” Jo, now 60, [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Urgent Need For Foster Families Throughout England

More than 8,000 new foster families across the UK need to be found in the coming year to ensure that all fostered children can be found the right foster home first time, according to leading fostering charity The Fostering Network. The need is particularly for families to offer homes to teenagers and groups of brothers [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Reasons Why Being A Foster Carer Is The Best

Bringing a child into your home can be an equally exciting and daunting prospect.  With it comes the opportunity to create positive memories, structure and inspiration for their future.  Children and young people in care often arrive anxious and bewildered, so it's important to make steps to put them at ease. Like all foster carers, we [...]

By | June 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fun Summer Ideas For Your Family!

With the summer fast approaching, it can be hard to find local fun summer ideas for your family to keep them active without breaking the bank. Northycote Farm Northycote Farm has on its site a Tudor farmhouse which is steeped in history. The farmhouse itself is not always open to the public, but throughout the year, [...]

By | June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Golden Oldies Proceeds Go Towards Our Children’s Activities!

The team are always finding new ways to raise money for the children's activities, and this month was no exception! Carol recently found some golden oldies records, and sold them to Oldies Unlimited in Darlington Street, Wolverhampton. Carol, our Finance & Executive Assistant has been a part of the team for a number of years and [...]

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

Jacqui Celebrates 10 Years Service With Freedom Fostering

Freedom Fostering has been a Wolverhampton-born company since its conception in 2002, when Maureen invested in the idea of providing loving, nurturing homes for children in the West Midlands.  Since then, she and the team have built on every success to become one of Wolverhampton's most dedicated fostering service providers. As part of that dedicated [...]

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