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Simply Fostering News June 2015 Foster Care Fortnight  2015 Foster Care Fortnight 2015 was launched on 1st June and will run until 14th June this year. The annual campaign, which raises awareness about fostering, is co-ordinated by the charity The

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Fostering News – February Charity Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro Employees at a fostering agency in the Midlands are taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for a new charity called The Rees Foundation. Staff at Foster

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Happy New Year to all our readers, from all of us at Simply Fostering! Annual Santa Cycle Local foster carers in South Wales took to the roads for a 15 mile ride in the Cynon Valley, dressed in Santa outfits,

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Long term fostering and adoption

Long term fostering and adoption Long term fostering and adoption are very similar, but have some key differences. In this article will be a brief summary of what the two are, and how and why they differ. When someone decides

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Fostering or Adoption? The differences

Adoption or Fostering? Adoption Legal process – Court Order Adoption is a legal process by which all parental rights and responsibilities are permanently transferred to the adoptive parents by a court. The child legally becomes part of the adoptive family,

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Foster carer Anne

A foster carers experience Becoming a foster carer Fostered for years Deciding to be a foster carer seven years ago turned out to be more work than I expected but on the other hand, the most rewarding thing I have

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New Ruling for Kinship Foster Carers A new ruling has been delivered by the Court of Appeal which says that kinship foster carers (carers who are relatives or friends of a child they look after) must be paid to the

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Abuse in a Foster Child’s Background

Foster children – abuse According to statistics, in March 2014 there were 68,840 children in care in the UK*. This staggering statistic continues to rise every day, therefore it is very important for people (interested in foster care or not)

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Foster families denied crucial information

Foster families put at risk? A survey of foster families in England has found that councils have withheld information about children in their care. Many foster carers are not being told vital information which they need in order to care

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