What Makes A Great Foster Carer?

I’m sure that when people start considering fostering the first questions that they ask of themselves are: Am I the right kind of person to become a foster carer? Do I have the right skills and experience to help children? Our dedicated team speak to interested people every day who come from a variety of…

Big Bee Challenge Weekend

This weekend, 31st July to 1st August 2021, we at UK Fostering will all be abuzz with encouraging efforts to help bees.  Many types of bee, in the UK and around the world, are becoming endangered. Bees play such a vital role in the ecosystem, and according to Friends of the Earth “In the UK,…

Picnic Time – A Summer Staple

It’s National Picnic Week this week so time to make the most of the weather and get outdoors.  Summer is here – gotta be done! There really is nothing better than a warm sandwich, with some sand/dirt on it, that is being dive-bombed by insects, to remind you that the great outdoors is a wonderfully…

Managing Disappointment

One of life’s lessons that all children and young people have to navigate is how to manage disappointment (as do plenty of adults, if the shameful violence and racist abuse that occurred following England’s UEFA European Championship Final loss last Sunday is anything to go by). Children in foster care will likely have already experienced…

Sporting Highs – Keeping The Buzz Going

We at UK Fostering are still on a high after the wonderful victory by the England Team taking them to the UEFA European Football Championships Final.  An amazing achievement as whilst the woman’s team have reached finals in 1984 and 2009 this will be (and it may have been mentioned a few times) the first…

Express Yourself – Art, Why Is It Important?

This week is Children’s Art Week, reminding us of the importance of being able to experience and actively participate in art, music, theatre, dance etc. Engage, the National Association of Gallery Education, who organise the event advise that “Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme that gives children and young people the opportunity to get…

Britain Get Talking – Supporting Mental Health

It’s the Euros! Love it or hate it, a high-profile sporting event such as the UEFA European Championships can provide us with a bit of escapism from life’s stresses which have been so acute for most people this year. However, during this year’s ITV sporting coverage, you may have noticed that several footballers have been…

Windrush Day

This year will mark the 73rd anniversary of the day the SS Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex carrying the first Caribbean migrants; invited to work in the UK to help rebuild the country following the devastation of the Second World War. The fourth national Windrush Day will take place on 22nd June…