Migration and Refugees

Many of our foster children (as well as lots of our foster carers!) were not originally born in the UK and have travelled from their home countries to settle and make a new life for themselves here.  Some will have arrived with family looking for new opportunities or a fresh start, however, some are trafficked…

Black Lives Matter: A statement from UK Fostering

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” Nelson Mandela   At UK Fostering we see it as an opportunity as much as a responsibility to be involved and take part in discussions around Black Lives Matter and on a whole equality, racism, preconceptions, discrimination, and history. It is essential that we raise the awareness amongst…

New Year’s Resolutions – 2021

It is that time of the year again where we begin to reflect upon the past twelve months (perhaps groan at some of the decisions made) and consider ways in which we can embrace the new year by setting a personal goal or implementing a change to our lifestyle. Most of us are well versed…

Authors That Foster

Or should that be the other way around – foster carers that are published authors!  As we slip further into the wintery months (and at the time of writing – COVID-19 lockdowns), we may find ourselves turning to a good book.  That which, along with its companions – cosy chair and cuppa – can keep…

Fostering & Food

Primarily, food is fuel. A necessary and inescapable component of life, food is also a commodity that we are unable to live without as our bodies simply would not have sustenance to survive. However, food can offer so much more beyond being an essential requirement for life. Food is subjective in that we all hold…

Why do foster children need their own bedroom?

This is a question that arises frequently from potential foster carers; hopefully the blog below will help you understand the need for foster children and your own children to have separate bedrooms. Most young people placed into the home of foster carers have been subjected to neglect, a lack of healthy, nurturing love and often…

Coronavirus Update UK Fostering

Dear Foster Carers, The impact of the Coronavirus is being felt in our families and communities across the UK and all over the world. I can reassure you that the UK Fostering Team will continue to everything we can to support and guide you through these difficult times. Since my last email to you just…