Learning a Language

‘To speak a single language is to be enclosed in one cultural possibility’ – Martin Hoffman In an increasingly globalised world such as ours, it is often emphasised that the study of languages has an especially important part in capitalising on opportunities for international trade and relations. However, it is for most people, a fantastic…

Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word

Bullying can happen anywhere including at school, at home or online. Bullying is usually repeated over a long period of time and can hurt a child both physically and emotionally, even into adulthood. Whilst it is the victim of the abuse who is most vulnerable, it is important to remember that all children who are…

Fun – Are You Doing It Right?

Most of us are now settled back into school or the workplace instead of online or perhaps experiencing an empty house as everyone is now back in their out of home routine! This is maybe a good time to ensure that we set ourselves a new routine with a better attitude to finding ways to…

Impact Of Emotional Abuse

In the final installment of our series on childhood abuse we look at emotional abuse of which is often present in all of the other forms of abuse covered in this series. What is emotional abuse? The NSPCC defines emotional abuse as “any type of abuse that involves the continual emotional mistreatment of a child.…

UK Fostering awarded ‘outstanding’ grade in yet another high-scoring Ofsted inspection

Organisation found to be exceeding standards and transforming lives by placing “children at the heart” of the practice  UK Fostering has reaffirmed its status as one of Britain’s most reputable, trusted and successful fostering agencies after securing a rare clean sweep of ‘outstanding’ grades from The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills…

World Pasta Day – 25th October

“You can be a policeman, a prince, a banker or whatever, but we are all the same when we eat our bowl of pasta” – Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, The Prince of Venice It’s World Pasta Day! When times are difficult and we are dealing with constant changes and adjustments brought on by COVID, what…

Impact Of Physical Abuse

In the third installment of our series on childhood abuse, we look at how some children come into foster care due to experiencing physical abuse and what may have been the impact of these difficult experiences for them. Firstly… What is physical abuse? “Physical abuse is any way of causing deliberate physical harm to a…

Black History Month

For Black History Month this year, UK Fostering would like start by recognising the care and support given by our Black foster carers to children and young people from various different cultures and backgrounds, who stay with them for weeks, months, or longer.  The dedication, stickability, and flexibility shown by UK Fostering foster carers in…

Impact Of Sexual Abuse

Some children come into foster care due to experiencing sexual abuse, and in the second part of our series on abuse, we ask… What is sexual abuse? Childline’s guidance for children and young people defines sexual abuse as: “When someone is forced, pressurised or tricked into taking part in any kind of sexual activity with…

Sons & Daughters Month

This month we celebrate the fantastic contribution that children of foster carers make in the home!  These amazing young people share their parents, their homes, time, and extend the hand of friendship to children that cannot live with their own families. Children in foster care can stay with a foster family sometimes for only a…