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Monthly Archives: May 2020

What Families Need To Know About TikTok

TikTok is a free social media app designed for creating and sharing short music videos. It replaces the Musical.ly app that shut down in August 2018 having all of its 100 million users transferred to TikTok.  What is TikTok? Developed in China, TikTok is used for creating, sharing and discovering music videos. It is like [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Foster Care Fortnight 2020

The annual celebration of foster care is 11 to 24 May 2020. Every day 55,000 foster families across the UK are offering 65,000 fostered children and young people a loving, secure and stable home, and this commitment from foster families is ongoing during the coronavirus outbreak. Freedom Fostering is using this opportunity to raise awareness [...]

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

Fostering Excellence Awards

The Fostering Excellence Awards are the UK’s most prestigious foster care awards. They celebrate outstanding achievement in fostering and recognise those who make exceptional contributions to foster care every day. We are aware that due to the changing situation surrounding covid-19 there is some uncertainty surrounding future events, however we are hopeful that the Fostering [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank you social workers: why we’re clapping for you

Community Care asked you to tell them about the social workers you want to thank during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's what you said: We know social workers are working tirelessly to provide vital support for children, families and adults at this very difficult time. Thank you for everything you’re doing - tonight we’ll be clapping [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘We’ve never had to do anything like this’: new ADCS head praises social workers’ adaptation to coronavirus

Tough times lie ahead, but the sector can carry forward lessons learned from working under pandemic conditions, says Jenny Coles, the incoming president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services “I’m used to working in smart ways, but this has been challenging,” admits Jenny Coles, the new president of the Association of Directors of [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments