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Why Recognising Foster Carers as Workers Would Provide More Stability for Children and Reduce Costs

A 20-year legal precedent leaves foster carers without employment rights and disrupts children's care. It's time for this to change, says Jane Collins The astronomical cost of children’s social care is back in the spotlight. It is a key area of focus for the children’s social care review, as set out in its ‘case for [...]

By | September 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Young People Like Gaming

Research has shown an increase in the time people spend online during lockdown, with a 46% increase in gaming, 17% increase in mobile gaming and revenue for mobile games increasing by 24%, and we can see online play has been very influential during this time. The opportunity for young people to stay engaged with their [...]

By | September 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back to School: Strategies for Coping with Feelings

Helping you and your child cope with feelings about going back to school. Lots of children and young people have told us that they are worried about schools returning. This might include your child. Your child might have experienced less stress when schools were closed and now they are worried about going back. It might [...]

By | September 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fun Summer Ideas For Your Family!

With the summer school holidays now in full swing, it can be hard to find local fun summer ideas for your family to keep them active without breaking the bank. Relight Festival 30 shows in 17 days ranging from music and comedy to talks, kids shows and film screenings all designed with Covid restrictions in [...]

By | August 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Covid vaccines to be offered to all UK 16- and 17-year-olds

JCVI decision comes two weeks after body recommended against routine vaccination of children Covid vaccines will be offered to all 16- and 17-year-olds without needing the consent of their parents, after government experts reversed their advice from just two weeks ago. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said older teenagers should be offered [...]

By | August 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘What is happening to me?’ The teenagers trying to make sense of long Covid

More than 100,000 Britons under 25 have endured months of debilitating symptoms, while doctors struggle to help and others fail to take them seriously. Four young people describe what it’s like. It took Niamh 20 minutes to wash her face – and she cried the whole time. That was in December 2020 when the 19-year-old [...]

By | August 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exciting Times Holidaying at Burnham-On-Sea

As part of our investment in our foster families, we offer the chance to book our holiday home in Burnham-on-Sea, at Haven Holiday Park in Somerset. The picturesque park has two panoramic lakes where your family can spend an afternoon fishing or hire a pedalo to do some boating. The indoor heated pool has a [...]

By | June 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Online Safety Tips for Parents of Teenagers

As internet access becomes part of your child’s daily life learn about how you can have positive conversations about their internet use. If you’re a parent, carer or teacher and would like to order a free hard copy of this guide or any other guide, please visit https://www.swgflstore.com to place an order.

By | June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teaching consent to toddlers: ‘I’m happy we’re starting to have this conversation’

New Australian kids’ books are helping parents and carers introduce children to the concept of boundaries and bodily autonomy When Australian author and illustrator Sophie Beer started writing her latest book about consent – a board book pitched for the one-to-three-year-old reader – the conversation was already changing. “This was at the beginning of the [...]

By | June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Half Term Activity Day at Go Kidz Go!

The last year has been particularly stressful for foster carers and children alike. The weather didn’t help as the rain and cold has been our constant companion for the past nine months but over the past week, the sun and warmth has welcomed us into summer and has been a welcome change for half term. [...]

By | June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments