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Fostering Blog - The Little Victories

Published on: 2016-03-16 10:56:00

It’s a very rare occasion that a Looked After Child will turn around and thank you for everything you’ve done for them and you learn early on in training not to expect gratitude.

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Fostering Blog - Mother’s Day - should I have bought flowers?

Published on: 2016-03-11 09:56:00

Ask most mothers of young children if they enjoy Mother’s Day and they’ll smile sweetly and say ‘Little Elsie made me a beautiful card, with flowers on and hubby helped her make me a cup of tea in bed’.

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When People ask, we recommend Nexus with all our hearts

Published on: 2016-03-09 14:00:00

Nine years ago, major events in Sally's life led her to her vocation; fostering children with Nexus. Now happily married to Laura, Sally describes her road to changing children's lives.

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What's cooking at the Harborne Food School?

Published on: 2016-03-09 10:30:00

Fancy making delicious food with professional chefs on hand to offer help and guidance and even share their culinary tips with you? Well, that’s what nine young people from our foster homes in Birmingham enjoyed during February half term!

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Things to do in Cambridge over the Easter school holidays

Published on: 2016-03-02 11:15:00

The picturesque town of Cambridge is full of history and tradition. Set in the stunning Cambridgeshire countryside and surrounded by fields and meadows of green, this really is a beautiful setting to bring up your foster children.

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Fostering Blog - Calling Time on a Placement

Published on: 2016-03-02 10:00:00

Ending a foster placement is never easy and it can be something that comes after a long thought out decision on what’s best for the child and your own family circumstances or as a result of an incident that has occurred that either yourself or the Looked After Child cannot resolve.

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Eating Disorders in children; what to look for and how to help

Published on: 2016-02-22 09:45:00

If you mention the words eating disorders, most people would describe the typical sufferer as an anorexic teenage girl struggling with self esteem issues and her own self image.

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Fostering Blog - Contact Fallout

Published on: 2016-02-18 11:16:00

In last week’s blog I talked about stress and how I try to deal with it. This week has tested all my coping skills to the edge.

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Birth children: Be the one they look up to

Published on: 2016-02-12 16:37:28

Imagine sharing your parent with a total stranger. It may seem odd, it may never even have occurred to you, but that’s what the birth children of foster carers do. Every day of every week; they share their parents.

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It's official, we're Ofsted 'Outstanding' again!

Published on: 2016-02-11 11:15:00

“The quality of care provided by foster carers is exemplary. Staff and foster carers are genuinely committed to supporting young people reach their full potential” Ofsted inspector

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