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Adoption Legislation Submitted to House of Lords

The fostering network has recently submitted a plan to the House of Lords’ select committee on adoption legislation. This has been done in attempt to highlight the need for a more integrated and functional approach towards permanent care placements. Fostering is the most common long term placement option for any looked after children. The current […]
 
 
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Department of Education Random Spot Checks on Foster Agencies

New guidelines set out by the Department of Education will now include the ability to perform random and unannounced checks on any agency that is responsible for children in care. The main objectives of these random spot checks is not to put the running of the agency at risk but to look at how the […]
 
 
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Fostering Adoption Process to be Sped Up

Cameron is planning to radically speed up the amount of time it takes to place children with potential adopters. Children will be able to move in with their possible future permanent families who will act as foster carers. These new plans will see babies placed with approved adopters who will foster first, and help provide […]
 
 
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Support For Young People in Care

More than 190 MPs have signed an early day motion calling on the government to ensure young people in care are offered support, including the chance to remain in care, until they are 21. – Currently, English local authorities have a duty of care until the child is 18. – The average age for leaving […]
 
 
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Lopez Lomong Foster Parents Head to London for Olympics

Lopez Lomong’s foster parents are off to London to cheer him on in the men’s 5,000-meter run Tully (Australia) residents Rob and Barbara Roger headed off Saturday morning to London to cheer on runner Lopez Lomong, their foster son, in the Olympics. Lomong is running a semi-final heat in the 5,000-meter run on Wednesday morning. […]
 
 
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Foster Care Employment News

Recently the government has announced new policy measures aimed at improving the foster care system in England. Children’s minister Tim Loughton, whilst speaking at the Celebration of Fostering expressed his views that more is needed to help recruit extra foster carers and keep those already fostering registered for longer. One way which this can be […]
 
 
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First Christmas with my new foster carers

Becoming a foster parent can be a very rewarding experience, especially at certain times of they year such as Christmas. This account highlights the role of a foster carer at such an important time of the year: ‘I can never really forget my first Christmas celebration at my new foster carers home when I was […]
 
 
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Experienced Foster Parents Needed

Fostering Transfer Agent, is a free service that foster carers can use to help them to improve the support package they receive and consequently the care they provide to their foster children. It is estimated that there are several thousand foster carers in the UK who are either giving up fostering or not taking placements […]
 
 
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Amazing Foster Carers back new campaign

A couple who have fostered over 100 children over the past 30 years have shown their support for a new campaign to recruit more carers in Leeds. At a presentation ceremony yesterday, Bill Kilgallon and Stephanie Martin who retired from fostering last year, were awarded for dedicating their lives to helping some of the most […]
 
 
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Foster Parents Needed

We are looking for lots of foster parents to fulfil care needs that we currently have. Please email contact@foster-carers.com for more information on opportunities that we have available.