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Response to the England Stability Index

Responding to the Children’s Commissioner for England’s annual Stability Index which shows a care system changing over recent years as more and more older children and teenagers with complex needs enter care, Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network, said: ‘It will come as no surprise to anyone involved in the fostering sector that there is [...]

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

New children’s minister appointed in Boris Johnson reshuffle

Kemi Badenoch succeeds Nadim Zahawi in Department for Education post responsible for children's social care Kemi Badenoch, the MP for Saffron Walden, has succeeded Nadhim Zahawi as children’s minister. The appointment was made public on Saturday, 24 hours after Zahawi, who had been in post 18 months, was reshuffled to the Department for Business, Energy [...]

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

Response to call for spare room requirement to be scrapped

In response to the article in 15 May's Daily Record highlighting a call for the requirement for prospective foster carers to have a spare room to be scrapped, Sara Lurie, director of The Fostering Network in Scotland said: ‘As figures released by The Fostering Network this week show, there is an ongoing need for thousands more foster families across [...]

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

Freedom Fostering Visits Shropshire

On the 6 and 7 July, the Freedom Fostering team took a number of young people on a residential weekend in Shropshire, where they visited the British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park in Oswestry. The weekend afforded the team to spend some time with the young people in a relaxed setting, as well as [...]

By | July 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Freedom Fostering Update | June 2019

As we approach the summer holidays, we find that a number of our families have been outside appreciating the summer weather! #TrashTag This past month, the #TrashTag hype has been escalating, as people all around the world have been making effort to clear up rubbish in their local communities. We're so happy to see that [...]

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

Social work sector must embrace technology or risk being ‘left behind’, says BASW chief

Initiative to improve social workers’ digital skills will establish new set of digital capabilities Social workers must become more confident using technology or risk being “left behind” other sectors, the chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has warned. Following the launch of a project to improve practitioners’ digital skills and investigate [...]

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

Freedom Fostering completes Race For Life!

WE DID IT! RACE FOR LIFE 2019! On Sunday 16 June, the staff, carers and young people of Freedom Fostering ran the Race For Life in West Park, Wolverhampton in an attempt to raise funds for people going through cancer treatment. We all had a fantastic day, and thoroughly enjoyed the event including a group [...]

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

Freedom Fostering Update | May 2019

Achievers of the Month May 2019 Achievers of the Month A big thank you to The Alex Timpson Trust for funding this project. - One for challenging oppression and discrimination - One for challenging oppression and discrimination  Bex completes Snowdon at Night 2019 Rebecca recently completed the Snowdon at Night 2019 event on 9 May, [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

£15 million for project to reduce numbers of children in care

The new programme will be modelled on Family Drug and Alcohol Courts and Family Group Conferencing May 22, 2019 in Children Photo: Rido/Fotolia A new project to keep families together and reduce the number of children in care will be rolled out to 40 council areas through £15 million of government funding, it has been announced. The Department [...]

By | June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Looked-after children and self-harm

Trigger warning This content discusses issues of self-harm, mental health and suicide. Please take the time to consider your own mental health, and seek support if you need it. In the UK, the Samaritans can be reached for free on 116 123. This article comprises excerpts taken from a new podcast on Community Care Inform about [...]

By | June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments