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We Dont Like Mondays Fostering Blog

Another busy weekend in the Fostering household. On Friday my Link Worker visited for a coffee and a catch-up. It was really nice to have a face-to-face conversation rather than via Zoom which can be rather frustrating and subject to

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Up and Downs of Fostering Blog

One section of Fostering which causes a lot of distress is the whole process of complaints. I was once told that if you’ve never had a complaint against you then you’re not a proper Carer. Although I don’t agree with

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SGO Foster Carers Blog

We had the meeting after a delay as James’ (name changed) social worker couldn’t log in. Eventually, with the help of her IT department, we could make a start. It began with me revisiting the conversation I had with Mum

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Returning Home Foster Care Blog

You’ve got to love a half-term week. 5 days of not getting up early! James (name changed) hadn’t really got any plans for the week other than seeing Paige and ‘resting’. I had an online training course to do in

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Difficult Day – Fostering Blog

Friday’s peace was ruined somewhat by a call from James’ (name changed) social worker. She had an update regarding Mum which wasn’t positive. Mum had, inadvertently or not, taken an overdose and was seriously ill in hospital. A decision was

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Zoom Training Foster Carers Blog

Took James (name changed) to football training Tuesday night. He was excited to be back and the other lads and the coaches seemed happy to see him. I decided to hang around and wait for him as this was his

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Over Doing It Foster Carers Blog

A great weekend was had by all. Friday night James (name changed) and I went to the gym. To say he tortured me would be an understatement. He took far too much pleasure in seeing an old man go very

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Medals Training Foster Carers Blog

James (name changed) came home from school absolutely full of the joys of spring. He has been given an award for his endeavours at school and had to go up on the stage to collect it from the headteacher. There

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Feeling Better Foster Carers Blog

Funny how quickly we get back to normal. James (name changed) seems to have completely recovered whereas I feel a bit tired and lacking energy. James has got back into his normal routine, up at 7, showers, breakfast, and leaves

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Face to Face Fostering Blog

We had a meeting today, as in actual people sitting and talking face to face. What a strange phenomenon that is? It meant I couldn’t sit at my computer screen in a polo shirt and shorts! So I had to

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School Sharks Magic Foster Care Blog

We are Covid free! We still have another day of isolation but James (name changed) is making plans to see Paige and I’m just itching to go out further than my garden. The garden has actually been a godsend during

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Three Social Workers Foster Care Blog

Looks like we are getting closer to recovery as we are both feeling better and are able to be a bit more active, without having to have a lie down afterwards. James (name changed) actually wants to return to school

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