Working & Fostering

Are you currently working part-time but also interested in fostering?  Perhaps you have previously enquired about fostering but as you were not at home full time you were not able to progress further. We appreciate that also for some of you it has been a very unsettling and difficult time during recent lockdowns, and you…

Long-Term Fostering or Adoption?

You may be thinking about bring a child into your home to live as part of your family, but not sure about long-term/permanent fostering or adoption. At first long term fostering can seem very similar to adoption, however it is important to remember that they are different. A child placed in long term foster care…

When Foster Children Move On

Children come into foster care for all different sorts of reasons. Some stay short-term, some stay long-term, all depending on each child’s unique circumstances and situation. Some children stay in care until they age out of foster care, and some children leave placements after a shorter period of time. Sometimes this is planned, and sometimes…

Let’s Look After Each Other

Recently I heard that someone that I used to work with had taken her own life. It took me a few moments to even process that information at the time, followed by feelings of such sadness for her. Even now, rereading this each time, again brings a feeling of sorrow. She was only a year…

Seasonal Expectations

The Christmas period can mean a time of joy and relaxation for those that celebrate it – the exchange of gifts, time away from the workplace, eating and drinking far too much. For some this is just not a realistic picture and memories of past Christmases are not always positive – be it estrangement or…

Missing Your Foster Child At Christmas

At UK Fostering we are often asked to help with providing foster homes for children who are needing a safe place during the Christmas and New Year period. It is such an emotional time for a foster child to be away from their families, and foster carers can provide an empathetic, supportive home environment at…

Disadvantaged Children At Christmas

As we come into the festive season you may be full of excitement to be able to celebrate face to face with loved-ones, friends etc., after last year’s damp squib lockdown of a Christmas. I’ve already got the freezer and cupboard filling up with Christmas foods and slowly started my gift buying. Hopefully, this year…

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…