Kids, Fostering & Pets

I love pets and so do lots of others, so much so that a whole month (plus some days!) have been dedicated to pets and their proper care.  National Pet Month runs from 1st April to 3rd May 2021. Many fostering households have pets, and they are most definitely part of the family group. Pets,…

Easter

Easter Sunday is one of the most important Christian festivals and commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It is a joyful celebration after a week of prayer and reflection during Holy Week. However, many of the customs that we associate with Easter are from earlier pagan festivals around the Spring Equinox.  This includes the traditions…

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…