Women's History Month

Women’s History Month 1st – 31st March

This month is Women’s History Month which aims to raise awareness and empowers women by discovering, documenting, and celebrating women’s lives and achievements. The recent outcry and direct action relating to the safety of women and girls who continue to be subject to verbal, physical, sexual assault just for being in a public place, has…

Fostering A Child Who Is Neurodivergent

Neurodiversity Celebration Week (15-21st of March 2021) is a national week celebrating the strengths, achievements, and perspectives of neurodiverse individuals. There is a definite need for caring, patient, initiative foster carers with who have those additional skills to support children with learning differences in a neurotypical world – could this be you? Children and young…

Mother’s Day – 14th March

Usually, us Mums are preparing to spend Mother’s Day (or Mothering Sunday as more traditionally known in the UK) with our loved ones, hopefully being pampered and showered with appreciation, however like much of the past year this is another family event will take a different shape due to current lockdown. Mother’s Day is, however,…

Calling All Aspiring Scientists

Haven’t we all become expert scientists since Covid-19 arrived? Many seem to think they are! Thank goodness its British Science Week from 5th to 14th March 2021 to help us nurture and develop our knowledge and interest in science. Truth over opinion. 😉 Many young people are interested in science subjects in school as they…

LGBT+ Fostering & Adoption Week

LGBT+ Fostering & Adoption Week runs from 1-7 March and is run by New Family Social, to encourage people from the LGBT+ community to consider fostering or adoption, as unfortunately, many people still believe that they, as an LGBTQ+ person or couple, are not able to foster or adopt. At UK Fostering we are pleased…

The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep

We all know that great feeling of waking up refreshed after a great night’s sleep. Sadly, this is not a reality for many children (or adults), especially children who are experiencing stress and concerns or come from the past that has included trauma, neglect, and abuse. We all know that great feeling of waking up…

Cooking Together – British Pie Week

Who ate all the pies? – me, coz it’s British Pie Week (1st to 7th March 2021) Whether it be a lovely warming shepherd’s pie on a winter’s day through to a summery fruit pie when the sun shines once more, we at UK Fostering wholeheartedly agree that pies are a foodstuff to be celebrated.…

International Women’s Day – 8thMarch

So, what is International Women’s Day (IWD)?  The International Women’s Day website advises that: “International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.” International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over a century, with…

UK LGBT History Month – February

LGBT History Month has been held since 1994 as a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, as well as the history of the gay rights and the related civil rights movements. In the UK, events and discussions are being held throughout the month of February to highlight contributions that the LGBTQ+ community have…