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Things to do in Northampton this half term

Published on: 2016-02-10 15:32:00

Northampton is full of grand architecture, and the town played an important role in many historical events including the Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War. With beautiful countryside, and its fantastic location in the East Midlands of England, the town is continuing to grow and develop, making this a fantastic place to bring up foster children.

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Fostering Blog - Children's Mental Health Week

Published on: 2016-02-10 15:02:00

M, a teenager we currently foster often tells me how awful it must have been to live in the Olden Days, when times were hard and life was so basic.

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National Safeguarding Day - Stop, Look and Listen

Published on: 2016-02-04 10:41:00

With the aim of empowering young people to take an active role in managing their own safety, the National Safeguarding Governing body, National Council for Voluntary Youth service, are asking everyone to STOP what they are doing, LOOK at their safeguarding practices and LISTEN to young people.

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Fostering Blog - Stress and the Foster Carer

Published on: 2016-02-03 10:15:00

This week has been a difficult one in our household.

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Fostering February

Published on: 2016-02-01 10:15:00

This month is Fostering February, a month to raise awareness for fostering.

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Fostering Blog - Screen time, Skyline and the art of Storytelling

Published on: 2016-01-29 15:02:00

M, a teenager we currently foster often tells me how awful it must have been to live in the Olden Days, when times were hard and life was so basic.

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Fostering Blog - Teenagers and the Power of Brands

Published on: 2016-01-22 15:34:00

This weekend saw an epic battle in my household. M, a Looked After Child is a Young Person of 14 who has been with us since she was 12 years old and we’ve been through the wars alongside her as she fought personal demons and learnt she is safe.

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Fostering Blog - Animals: The Secret Healers

Published on: 2016-01-20 10:43:00

In a previous blog, I talked about using all available resources around us to connect with a Looked After Child and the obvious resources that spring to mind are training, counselling and other professionals suited to the particular child in care.

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How taking the leap into becoming a foster carer can change your life

Published on: 2016-01-19 13:13:00

Are you ready for a life changing experience? Learn more about becoming a foster carer here.

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Our Ofsted inspection was a chance to reflect on all the great things we do.

Published on: 2016-01-14 12:11:00

A visit from Ofsted just before Christmas gave us time to reflect on all the fantastic things our foster children, foster caring families and staff do. We await the publication of the official report but in the meantime, here's a flavour of what happened when the inspector's called!

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