603, 2020

‘He finds it hard to calm down’: one parent’s fight to get her child to sleep

By | March 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Despite restricting tablet and phone use, Clair Lyons’ son has long had trouble getting to sleep  Lyons puts the rise in sleep problems among the young down to use of technology at bedtime. Pictured posed [...]

603, 2020

Freedom Fostering Update | February 2020

By | March 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

If someone were to tell you that we had bikers take the lead on our monthly foster carer training in February, it would probably elicit a raised eyebrow or two. We're not pulling your leg [...]

203, 2020

Jackie and Alan’s Fostering Story

By | March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jackie and Alan have been foster carers for over 10 years. From the start we always had long-term placements. That’s what we wanted. And always children with disabilities. I say a child with disabilities, not [...]

203, 2020

Renee’s Fostering Story

By | March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Renee and her partner Jacqueline have been fostering for nearly 10 years. I originally studied paediatric nursing, but I began to feel unfulfilled in what I was doing and didn't finish my training. My partner [...]

1102, 2020

Long-term fostering – Mark’s story

By | February 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mark is a support worker for adults. He and his partner Kieran, a hairdresser, began fostering Will when he was 14-years-old. They live together in London.  I saw an advertisement about fostering in our local newspaper and [...]

1102, 2020

The importance of understanding why you are in care

By | February 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coram Voice provide tips for talking to children about past experiences and why they are in care, after many told survey they had not had a full explanation. In 1920, my grandmother went to live [...]