Monthly Archives: July 2020


Freedom Fostering Update | July 2020

We've been busy at Freedom HQ during lockdown, and this includes our amazing foster carers who have remained positive and motivated during this unprecedented situation during COVID-19. The most important thing to the team has been to maintain consistency for the young people in our care, whilst keeping up with school work and providing a [...]

By | July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Physical play with fathers may help children control emotions, study finds

Research suggests father-child play at an early age could benefit children as they get older Children whose fathers spend time playing with them at a very early age may find it easier to control their behaviour and emotions, which has a beneficial impact as they get older and start school, according to a new study. Research [...]

By | July 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘I’m worried’: parents react to England’s school reopening plans

Two mothers describe their mixed feelings about sending their children back into classrooms Jane, 42, from Derbyshire, has two children – a daughter in primary school and son in secondary. “It’s been really difficult to motivate my kids and keep them focused, because they’re surrounded by home comforts and distractions. I’m working from home, so I can’t [...]

By | July 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Child referred to social services every 49 seconds amid rising reports of domestic violence

Councils warn they face pressures on ‘staggering scale’ as data shows there were 646,120 referrals to children’s services last year – equating to 1,770 referrals per day A child is referred to social services every 49 seconds in England and Wales, figures show, prompting urgent calls that a lack of funding is leading to “catastrophe” for the next [...]

By | July 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Surge during pandemic of children needing foster care as more families reach ‘crisis point’

Leading fostering agency reports 44 per cent rise in referrals as social workers warn heightened financial and mental health pressures during lockdown are leading to higher levels of child abuse and neglect Foster care is in a “state of emergency” as the number of referrals rockets while the number of people looking to take children in has [...]

By | July 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments