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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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Fostering Blog - Theory verses reality- the Skills to Foster course

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

Becoming a foster carer means you are required to and expected to keep up to date with training regardless whether you foster with a Local Authority or an agency.

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Top Things To Do in Worcester

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

With its rolling hills, beautiful Cathedral and winding waterways, Worcester is a great place to foster a child. With an array of activities, both indoor and outside, for all the family to enjoy, you’ll never be short of some brilliant days out. If you’re fostering in the Worcester area, check out our guide on the top things to do – and get planning!

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Are you one of the 9,070?

Published on: 2016-01-08 12:11:00

According to the charity, The Fostering Network, the UK needs over 9,000 new foster carers during 2016. Over 9,000 adults are needed to provide a secure, stable, reliable home for some of the country’s most vulnerable children and young people in need.

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Fostering Blog - Our first placement

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

When people find out I foster, I almost always get the following statement: ‘I’d love to foster but I couldn’t because of...insert a common misconception here’.

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Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Published on: 2015-12-23 16:00:00

Touched by the refugee crisis, our colleagues Wendy and Sue, had the opportunity to make a difference. They travelled to the gorgeous Greek island of Lesvos, a place of safety for thousands of people in dire need of help.

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Merry Uxbridgemas! Christmas with your foster children in Uxbridge

Published on: 2015-12-15 14:04:00

There is plenty going on in Uxbridge this Christmas, find out what fun you can have with your foster children here!

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Fostering Blog - Common Misconceptions and Questions

Published on: 2015-12-15 09:37:00

When people find out I foster, I almost always get the following statement: ‘I’d love to foster but I couldn’t because of...insert a common misconception here’.

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Fostering Blog - Christmas: a Festive Minefield

Published on: 2015-12-10 09:37:00

Ask any parent and they will tell you that, even though they love Christmas, it’s also a very stressful time of year. But what about in a fostering household?

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Fostering Blog - The Assessment Process

Published on: 2015-12-02 10:30:00

Once you’ve made the decision to become a foster carer, you’ll have spoken to your family and closest friends and have completed the invaluable Skills to Foster course with your chosen agency or Local Authority and you are now ready for the official assessment to begin.

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