Monthly Archives: April 2019

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Freedom Fostering Update | April 2019

We've been busy over the past few months helping the local community to become more aware of fostering, and the need for foster carers in Wolverhampton and the West Midlands. Everyone who has met Jade will know that she's been working full steam ahead to get the Social Work Team out and about within the [...]

By | April 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Staying Safe Online

When I fostered fourteen year old Stevie, whose story I tell in Finding Stevie, I had a sharp learning in curve in how to keep young people safe online. I learnt a lot and so did Stevie, unfortunately the hard way. The advantages of the internet cannot be overstated – communication, socialising,  easy access to information and [...]

By | April 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What the official statistics don’t tell us about the experiences of care leavers

Official government statistics on care leavers tend to focus on areas such as education, employment and accommodation but do we actually know how young people leaving care feel about their lives? Are they happy and safe? Do they feel positive about the future? Do they feel they have been prepared and supported to move successfully [...]

By | April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments