Emma’s fostering blog Achieving and aspirations Simon has come a long way since his early school days and I’m so proud of him. For some years School was always an issue as he just couldn’t cope due to his emotional
Emma’s Fostering Blog Never presume. Adam had arrived as an emergency from home; he was small for 8 and looked more like 5. After settling in and having a good meal tonight, I ran him a bath and while I
Emma’s Fostering Blog ‘Never presume.’ Adam had arrived as an emergency from home; he was small for 8 and looked more like 5. After settling in and having a good meal tonight, I ran him a bath and while I
Emma’s fostering blog Vulnerable. As foster carers we often care for children who are globally delayed, when Sam came she was 7 and unable to do so many things for herself. Sam has had to be shown how to dress
Emma’s fostering blog SGO Reading about the state of our social care over the last year it really worries me, I fear we seem to have lost sight of why children are coming into Foster care, how society has changed.
Emma’s fostering blog Teens Sam hasn’t been with me very long, often I find in the beginning most children are not used to having boundaries or people just caring, they have been hurt, rejected, and neglected. I know with Sam
Emma’s Fostering Blog Too Trusting We went to Cornwall over the Easter break; because of Dan’s needs we always do a risk assessment as he is emotionally young for his age so we are aware of risk and the need
Emma’s fostering blog Burn out. Self-care is just as important as caring for the child because if you burn out that won’t help your child. The FSW must help support you as children in care need extra parenting it’s very
Emma’s fostering blog Contact Contact is stressful for Hannah and each time we get a change of Social worker the parents get up to their old tricks again which impacts on Hannah. Last year contact was for an hour but
Emma’s fostering blog Guilt Dan is globally delayed and functions much younger than his peers, he has special needs, recently we have seen a certain maturity about him and he is starting to question why he came into care. As
Emma’s fostering blog Mother’s Day As Mother’s day is approaching we are mindful that this is a difficult time for our foster children they really miss their family and worry if they are happy, and I’m often asked if I
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