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‘It’s the Isolation’: Parents on the Impact of Lockdown on Children

Four parents discuss how the pandemic and lockdowns have affected their children With many primary school pupils learning at home, and toddlers missing out on critical social interactions with their peers, parents of young children have concerns about the long-term impact of long periods spent at home. ‘This is not normal for a baby of her [...]

By | February 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No 10 Says ‘All Children Can Use Playgrounds To Exercise’

Children can use playgrounds for exercise but not for socialising, Downing Street has said, as the government sought to defuse an angry row after it appeared to suggest rules on children playing outdoors were stricter than those for adults exercising. The controversy arose after a statement from the Cabinet Office suggested a child should not [...]

By | February 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make Foster Carers Vaccine Priority

With the coronavirus vaccine rollout underway, The Fostering Network is urging UK governments to issue guidance to local authorities and health services that all foster carers fall within priority group two as an essential part of the social care workforce. Foster carers are a vital part of our social care system, and are currently putting [...]

By | February 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Generous Gifts from McDonald’s Wolverhampton

Shortly before Christmas, we were generously gifted lots of Christmas toys from McDonald's Wolverhampton (Stafford Road) branch. Jacqui was instrumental in the organisation of this donation from Klaudia Karpeta and the team at McDonald's.  Klaudia expressed a desire to support vulnerable children and young people within the community when she was made aware of the [...]

By | February 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Online Safety and Coronavirus

Children and young people’s lives have changed dramatically because of the coronavirus. With social distancing measures and most schools closing, children will be spending more time at home and online. And while the internet is a great way for children and young people to stay in touch with their friends and keep busy during lockdown, [...]

By | January 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protect children and young people by prioritising foster carer vaccination

The UK’s foster carers should be prioritised in the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme to be able to keep providing the best possible care for the children that they look after. With the coronavirus vaccine rollout underway The Fostering Network is urging UK governments to make sure foster carers are near the front [...]

By | January 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Puberty blockers and consent to treatment: an analysis of the High Court’s ruling

The experimental nature and potential lifelong consequences of puberty-suppressing medication led judges to conclude that the courts must sanction its use for children with gender dysphoria, says Michelle Janas Michelle Janas (PhD) trained as an immunologist and worked in research and experimental medicine for 20 years. She recently embarked on a career change into social [...]

By | January 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Freedom Fostering October 2020 Update

2020 has brought a lot of change to both the way our staff work, as well as how we interact with our families and children within our care.  This has meant that we have had to utilise technology over the summer period where visits to our foster families were limited to urgent situations only. Our [...]

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

Recruiting Now for Foster Carers in the West Midlands

Freedom Fostering's foster carers are joining forces to help us highlight the desperate need for more carers in Staffordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands and Birmingham.w We are appealing to people in the local area who may have been affected by a change in circumstances because of coronavirus. Are you now working from home and have more [...]

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

Pandemic Pressures Amplifying ‘Upheaval and Distress’ For Children In Care, Ofsted Finds

Briefing paper from inspectorate highlights examples of good social work practice but warns harm 'not consistently identified' as financial fears rise Pressures on the care system amplified by the impact of coronavirus restrictions have been worsening “upheaval and distress” for some children, Ofsted has found. A briefing note on the state of children’s social care, [...]

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