105, 2019

The Voices of Foster Carers are Being Ignored

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The role played by foster carers has never been more important. Three-quarters of children in care are in foster care, and with a rising number of children entering the care system, improving the experience of [...]

105, 2019

Social Worker of the Year Awards 2019 open for entries

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

There are 16 categories across the specialisms of both children’s and adult services, with the closing date for entries on 19 July Entries are now open for the 2019 Social Worker of the Year Awards, [...]

504, 2019

Freedom Fostering Update | April 2019

By | April 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We've been busy over the past few months helping the local community to become more aware of fostering, and the need for foster carers in Wolverhampton and the West Midlands. Everyone who has met Jade [...]

504, 2019

Staying Safe Online

By | April 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

When I fostered fourteen year old Stevie, whose story I tell in Finding Stevie, I had a sharp learning in curve in how to keep young people safe online. I learnt a lot and so did Stevie, [...]

204, 2019

What the official statistics don’t tell us about the experiences of care leavers

By | April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Official government statistics on care leavers tend to focus on areas such as education, employment and accommodation but do we actually know how young people leaving care feel about their lives? Are they happy and [...]

1503, 2019

Response to Ofsted’s fostering statistics for England

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Responding to the release of the national statistics for fostering in England from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, chief executive of The Fostering Network, Kevin Williams, said: ‘The figures make informative reading and [...]