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EU Nationals | Criteria to Foster | Brexit UK

Brexit and Fostering. EU nationals: foster carers and fostered children The report ‘EU nationals: foster carers and fostered children.’ by Fostering Network’s Campaigns Manager, Vicki Swain concludes that; “EU citizens in the UK will be able to apply to get settled or pre-settled status to enable them to continue living in the UK after December

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Christmas Foster Care

Fostering Christmas Christmas, that ‘wonderful time of the year’ – I wonder! We are getting quite close now to the school holidays and children and young people building up for Christmas and so some of what I say in this article may ring true, in particular perhaps to foster carers who are coming up to their

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Coronavirus Fostering Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fostering Guidance You are here:Home/Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fostering Guidance   Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local authorities on children’s social care Published 2020 FOSTERING What happens to foster children if foster carers are self-isolating or become ill? We recognise the importance of maintaining a permanent stable setting for children wherever possible. In most cases, we

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Fostering Siblings

Fostering Siblings. When the decision has been made that Fostering is a career that you wish to pursue, the process will begin. Part of this process will be to assess as to whether you are suitable to Foster Siblings. Fostering, of course, entails a great deal of energy, patience and enthusiasm to ensure the child’s

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Select Committee Hearings | Fostering UK

Select Committee Hearings Following an inquiry that was launched in the Autumn last year about Fostering in England, in February, the Education Committee held its first public evidence session as part of its inquiry.  The committee heard from foster carers and representatives of fostering organisations. Harriet Ward, Professor of Child and Family Research, Loughborough University,

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Article News 2016

May 2016 More Help For Refugee Children The government’s decision to take in more refugee children from Europe has been welcomed by Local Authorities and Children’s Services around the UK. David Cameron last week accepted demands to take vulnerable children from Europe as well as taking those from refugee camps.  The Local Authorities and foster

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News Roundup

Simply Fostering News December 2015 Rise in Number of Children in Care Latest figures show that there are nearly 70,000 children in foster care in England. This is the highest number for 30 years, according to the charity, Barnardos. The number has been rising over the last seven years. Following the release of figures by

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News Update 2016

Simply Fostering News March 2016 Archbishop visits Fostering Team  Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, met the fostering team from East Riding of Yorkshire Council while visiting County Hall in Beverley. The Archbishop, who is taking part in a six month Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing across York, talked to foster carers and

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News Roundup

Simply Fostering News December 2015 Foster Children Make Better Progress at School Research from Oxford and Bristol University has suggested that children who are in foster care gain better GCSE results than those who remain living within a troubled family. The results from 2013 showed that students who had lived in foster care for a

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Fostering a Disabled Child

Fostering A Child With A Disability I wonder if you are a ‘glass half-empty’ type of person or the ‘glass half-full’ sort?  Fostering a child with disabilities or additional needs can be a challenge.  If you are the ‘half-empty’ kind of person then you will certainly see these challenges as a problem.  But we have

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