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 [...]

702, 2020

Ofsted urges national action to tackle gaps in children in care provision

By | February 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Map of care provision needs urgent review as 'anxiety and frustration' grow over lack of capacity, especially in children's homes, inspectorate's social care lead warns. National leadership and investment is needed to tackle the lack [...]

2301, 2020

Children in Care Statistics: England

By | January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The figures presented below are taken from statistical reports gathered and published by government departments and bodies. Details of sources are provided at the foot of this page. LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN On 31st March 2019: 78,150 [...]

2301, 2020

Opening up our home – Abid and Shabnam’s story

By | January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Abid and Shabnam live in Birmingham and have been foster carers for over 10 years.  Our two sons had grown up. They’d both gone to London, to university, to study. And here we were in [...]