World Foster Day – 31 May

Today is World Foster Day!  World Foster Day is held annually on 31 May and is an amazing global initiative that was started in 2018 and has increasingly gained momentum and traction over the past few years. Today we want to highlight and thank all the families and individuals who have raised their hands to…

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Queen’s Jubilee let’s celebrate with a party! Her Majesty has given this country 70 years of loyal service and she, and the rest of us, deserve to have a good time celebrating.  As a community, our road wanted to make this occasion one to remember and celebrate. A small group of residents met to…

Creatively Supporting A Child’s Emotions

As a foster carer, you may be caring for a child that may need some extra support to express themselves or manage their emotions. Here are a couple of great creative ideas that you may like to explore, to help children and young people of all ages with some of these issues.  Working on these…

UK Fostering – Our Fostering Community

Reflecting on the theme of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight, we at the UK Fostering work feel that we work hard to create an environment in which all, whether you are a foster carer, young person, staff member or external colleague, can feel part of the UK Fostering community. For us at the UK Fostering…

Foster Care Fortnight 2022

Each year during Foster Care Fortnight we hope to share with you the wonderful world of being a foster carer, and how fostering can transform the lives of children and young people who are temporarily not able to live with their families. From 9th through to 22nd May this year we will look at this…

Passover

This week is the Jewish festival of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew). This major festival in the Jewish calendar celebrates the story of the Exodus. During Passover, Jewish people remember how the Israelites were led out of Egypt by Moses and away from a life of slavery. Passover is celebrated with a series of rituals, with…

Ramadan & Eid Al-Fitr

We are currently in the holy month of Ramadan which is one of the most important dates in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan The month of Ramadan celebrates that the Qu’ran (Koran), which is the Islamic sacred book, was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during this time. The word Ramadan is from the Arabic word for…

Stress Awareness Month

What is Stress? To help young people make sense of stress, the Children’s Society has shared the following: “Stress is caused when things in life get too much. You might feel pressure about a school exam or a race you have to run in. If you can learn to cope with these pressures, you can…

Mothering Sunday – Children in Foster Care

Mothering Sunday, also known as Mother’s Day (which is actually taken from a US celebration day at a different time of year, but I digress) is approaching, but what are the origins of the celebration? “Mothering Sunday is a day honouring mothers and mother churches, celebrated in the United Kingdom, Ireland and some Commonwealth countries on the fourth Sunday in Lent since the Middle Ages. On…