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Fostering film Truth Be Hold up for honour at Royal Television Awards

A film which highlights the work of foster carers across the West Midlands has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Truth Be Told: A Film about Fostering, produced by Spark Media, has been recognised in the Promotional Content category of the West Midlands Region Royal Television Awards. The film launched in March 2019 and is [...]

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

‘Where are the Black girls in our CSA services, studies and statistics?’

A researcher explores why Black girls and women's experience of child sexual abuse is often missed, and provides suggestions for social workers and leaders to improve practice By Jahnine Davis, consultant and PhD researcher When you try to speak out, you’re seen as aggressive or you don’t want to engage. No! It’s because I was [...]

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

What can we learn from young people’s views on online sexual harm?

Peter Buzzi identifies key messages for safeguarding practice from recent research by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Photo: Shintartanya/Adobestock By Dr Peter Buzzi, director of Research and Management Consultancy Centre and national research lead for the Principal Children and Families Social Worker (PCFSW) network’s online safeguarding research and practice development project The Independent Inquiry [...]

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

Report focusing on improving experiences of Muslim foster carers and fostered children launched

The experiences of Muslim foster carers and prospective foster carers are explored in a report launched on 25 November by leading fostering charity The Fostering Network.  The Muslim Fostering Project report summarises the findings of a national programme which was led by The Fostering Network in partnership with Mercy Mission UK and funded by the [...]

By | December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘I get so much back from the children I care for’: Belfast foster carer receives Outstanding Contribution to Foster Care Award

On Saturday, Yvonne Worsell, a foster carer with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, was presented with The Fostering Network’s Outstanding Contribution to Foster Care Award at the annual Northern Ireland Foster Care Awards. The awards are hosted by The Fostering Network in partnership with the Regional Adoption and Fostering Service. Yvonne has been [...]

By | December 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TV personality, podcaster and foster carer Debbie Douglas presented with prestigious national fostering award

Debbie Douglas, well-known to many from The Only Way is Essex and hit podcast The Brights, has today (Monday 9 September) been awarded The Fostering Network’s President’s Award for her exceptional contribution to fostering. Debbie, along with her partner Dave Bright and her wider family, has cared for many dozens of children over the course of 25 [...]

By | November 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Freedom Fostering Update | October 2019

September 2019 Achiever of the Month A big thank you to The Alex Timpson Trust for funding this project. We want to congratulate our Achiever of the Month for September. They settled in well into Year One at school and made lots of friends! Fire Training On Thursday 31st October we hosted a Fire Training event for [...]

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

Eleanor Smith MP visits Freedom Fostering

Eleanor Smith MP visited Freedom Fostering for the second time on 12th September 2019. This is the first visit from the MP following our recent Ofsted rating of Outstanding.  She congratulated us on our Ofsted success and our staff discussed with her that the rating was long overdue because of the hard work and dedication [...]

By | October 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Children’s services need to integrate to improve – here’s how’

Seconding staff from the full range of children's services into integrated teams would help tackle the disjointed working at the heart of the sector's problems, argues Dr Chris Hanvey It is indisputable that children’s services face huge challenges. A report earlier this year from Parliament’s housing, communities and local government committee described children’s services in England as [...]

By | October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Foster carers describe the positive impact of fostering

A young same-sex couple have described the positive impact fostering has had on their lives in a bid to inspire others to do the same. Natalie and Terri (above) fostered two sisters, aged four months and 11 years, to keep them from being separated in the care system. The married couple, from Bromley, said they [...]

By | October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments