Acronyms, Labels & People

Acronyms, Labels and People Following on from a comment on one of our Facebook threads we decided to throw out to the Facebook world what they thought about the term LAC (Looked After Child) and the issue of labelling children in care. We were met with a sizeable response which included many opinions and views…

Top 5 Foster Care Qualities

5 Must Have Foster Carer Qualities Patience How long does it take to process trauma? How do you undo years and years of neglect and fear? There is no timeframe. Children will develop at their own speed. They simply need foster carers that will walk alongside them through the process and have realistic expectations as…

Separation of Siblings

As a contact supervisor I have witnessed many sad situations, especially at the times when children have to say a last goodbye to their birth parents before being placed for adoption. Although upsetting for all, I have to believe that the correct decision has been made and that the child’s best interest has always been…

My First Two Weeks At UK Fostering

My First Two Week as Placement and Recruitment Assistant at UK Fostering – Rachel Lindfield During these first two weeks at UK Fostering, I have learnt a staggering amount about the agency, the foster carers and foster children currently supported by UK Fostering. My role revolves around the placement of children into foster families and…