Monthly Archives: February 2020


Long-term fostering – Mark’s story

Mark is a support worker for adults. He and his partner Kieran, a hairdresser, began fostering Will when he was 14-years-old. They live together in London.  I saw an advertisement about fostering in our local newspaper and chatted the idea over with Kieran. We decided to give each other space to think about it. The initial reason [...]

By | February 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The importance of understanding why you are in care

Coram Voice provide tips for talking to children about past experiences and why they are in care, after many told survey they had not had a full explanation. In 1920, my grandmother went to live with her foster carers in rural Sweden. Her mum was a young single mother at a time when society did [...]

By | February 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ofsted urges national action to tackle gaps in children in care provision

Map of care provision needs urgent review as 'anxiety and frustration' grow over lack of capacity, especially in children's homes, inspectorate's social care lead warns. National leadership and investment is needed to tackle the lack of capacity and workforce skills in services for children in care, Ofsted has warned in its annual report. The inspectorate said [...]

By | February 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments