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News Roundup Asylum

Simply Fostering News September 2015 Asylum – Refugee Crisis – Kent The rise in the number of refugees and children asylum seekers are putting social services in Kent under strain and struggling to cope. Numbers of young, unaccompanied minors have more

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Fostering | Screen and Prevent

Screen and Prevent Preventative services for Foster Carers A study by Cathrine Mihalopoulos and colleagues found that screening children who appeared inhibited at pre-school and offering their parents a focussed package to help them, prevented the children’s inhibition developing into

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Nurture and Discipline Blog

Foster children Brenda McLackland, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Balancing nurture and discipline Many times I’ve heard potential foster carers express their excitement at welcoming a child into their home, to love them and spoil them and to make up for their past

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Fostering new languages

Fostering new languages More than 300 different languages are spoken by children in schools in London, making it the most diverse city in the world. English is the most common language spoken but for more than a third of children

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Respite Fostering

Respite Fostering Pros and Cons Respite care is a service for families and children who are struggling and who need a break. This involves a child or children going to stay with foster carers or other care providers for a

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News Roundup

Simply Fostering News April 2015 New Fostering Programme Leeds City Council has been chosen by the Fostering Network to overhaul the way in which it delivers foster care, by adopting a new programme called Mockingbird Family Model. This new approach

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News Update

News – Simply Fostering – January – 2015 More Asian Families Needed to Foster in Teeside A foster carer from Teeside has spoken out about the need for more Asian families to consider becoming foster carers. Rasub Afzal, a father

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News update

Changes to number of social worker visits The Department for Education has set out a change to the number of visits social workers will be required to make to children in long term foster care. It is one of a

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November News Update

The Sons and Daughters Award The Fostering Network Charity has presented an award to a boy from Houghton Regis as part of the Fostering Excellence Awards. Stephan Clarke, 12, was recognised for his role within a fostering family. Stephan spoke

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Latest Fostering News

A New Foster a Teenager Campaign Teenage Kicks Fostering Campaign – Launched on 25th October 2014. A new Teenage Kicks campaign ( has been launched by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust in partnership with Doncaster Rovers. The campaign hopes to raise awareness of

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