Online Fostering Information Evening - Tuesday 19th October
October 19 2021 19:00:00
Are you interested in becoming a foster parent but would like to find out more about fostering and the application process? We're hosting a virtual fostering information evening on Tuesday 19th October at 7pm.
Online Fostering Information Evening - Tuesday 16th November
November 16 2021 19:00:00
Are you interested in becoming a foster parent but would like to find out more about fostering and the application process? We're hosting a virtual fostering information evening on Tuesday 16th November at 7pm. If you are already fostering, and want to learn more about fostering with Fostering People as an Ofsted 'Outstanding' provider since 2013 and as Excellent in Scotland by the Care Inspectorate. We will be on hand to answer any questions about our support service.
Fostering People's young people make the grade in this years exam results.
August 26 2021
After a second year of facing new and difficult challenges within learning, we want to say a huge well done to our young people, we are so proud of everything everyone has achieved.
Foster Care Fortnight 2021 #Whywecare
May 5 2021
Our foster parents and staff share with us #WhyWeCare this Foster Care Fortnight.
Fostering People hosts virtual Santa visits to bring festive cheer to children
December 21 2020
Fostering People will be hosting virtual Santa visits to bring festive cheer to foster children who may not make it to his grotto this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
History of Pride Month
June 9 2021
June 2021 is PRIDE Month and pays tribute to all of those who were involved in the Stonewall riots in 1969. The first pride march was held the following year on New York City in 1970.
Deaf Awareness Week
May 3 2021
1 in 6 people have hearing loss, meaning that more people might be struggling to hear you than you think. As part of our disability service at Fostering People we have cared for profoundly deaf children, but in our latest blog find out how to communicate better with people who although can hear, may stuggle to hear you completely.
Stephen Lawrence Day
April 22 2021
Stephen Lawrence Day this year seems quite fitting coming less than 48 hours after the conviction of George Floyd’s murderer.
How dogs can help children with Autism and ADHD
March 25 2021
Can dogs help children with Autism and ADHD? In short the answer seems to be yes! Find out more about the potential benefits.
How pet’s can increase a foster child’s emotional health
March 25 2021
Friendship is really important to us and improves are emotional health, it has been shown to prevent illness and add years to our lives – while isolation can lead to depression. Find out more about how pet's can help.
Foster parent's stories
Angela's Fostering Story
July 9 2021
Angela, 59, and her husband, Chris, 57, based in Nottingham, have been fostering vulnerable children for seven years and in that time, they have fostered 13 children.
Steve's fostering story
June 23 2021
Steve 63, and his wife, Lorraine, 59, who are based in County Durham, have been fostering for seven years and have fostered three children who are siblings on a long-term basis ever since they were approved.
Emma and Mike's fostering story
September 28 2020
Emma and Mike decided to join Fostering People following a recommendation from close friends who are foster parents with the agency. They liked the fact that they felt we would not just be a “number” and it had a family feel to the agency.
Liz and Tom's fostering story
September 28 2020
Read about Liz and Tom's first placement, an emergency placement for a 15 year old boy called Amir from Iran.
Tracy and Ian's fostering story
September 28 2020
Following a long career with the local authority, Tracy and Ian decided the time was right to make the move to an independent agency. “We attended training with foster carers from the independent sector and when they discussed the support they received, we realised it was possible to have a more positive fostering experience,” describes Ian.
Children's fostering stories
Kay's story reminding us how wonderful pets are.
March 19 2021
Kay is a young person who has lived with her foster parents for four and a half years. She recently wrote an essay for school, both her teacher and her foster parents were so proud of her work.
January 12 2021
My name is Madison and I am 15 years old. I have been in care for nearly 6 years
January 8 2021
My name is Theo; I have been in care for close to six years and have noticed how dramatically my life has changed.
K's fostering story
December 2 2020
This witty blog from a bright and insightful teenager in foster care with Fostering People, show just how much fun teenagers are, as K's describes her life and her relationship with her foster parents.
September 3 2020
Read about Sophie's story of being the eldest of 6 siblings and the reason why she came into care at the age of 12 years old.