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TOWIE star Lydia Bright shares her experiences as a foster carer

Fostering can make a huge impact on the world

TOWIE star Lydia Bright reveals how living in a house with hundreds of foster children wasn’t always easy but she knew no different and feels blessed to have been a part of fostering, seeing the huge impact it has on the world.

Lydia’s mother Debbie Douglas decided […]

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35 years of foster care

Looking after other people’s children for 35 years takes patience, understanding and a commitment to care. But for Gillian White it has changed her life.

Making a Difference

For the past 35 years Gillian has provided both short and long term care for more than 200 children. She is currently fostering three young children and offers […]

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Doncaster Rovers to promote fostering

Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones has officially launched a new partnership between Doncaster Rovers Football Club and Doncaster Council’s Fostering Service.

A partnership to promote fostering

To help meet the fostering recruitment targets, Rovers Football Club have set up a partnership with Doncaster Council’s Fostering Service to encourage fans and sponsors to consider looking after children currently […]

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Watching our foster children grow is so fulfilling’

Patricia and Graham Kelly-Blyth took up fostering 18 years ago and over the years have cared for over 50 children.

A fulfilling career

But with the number of children entering the care system rapidly increasing, more foster carers are desperately needed.
Patricia and Graham are working with the Hampshire County Council by volunteering at roadshows or events […]

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Home for Good

Home for Good

Re-launching an evacuation programme from WW2

With more and more children in need of care ‘Home for Good’, a Christian adoption and fostering charity is aiming to protect vulnerable children using an evacuation programme from World War 2.
Neville Chamberlain’s government launched Operation Pied Piper 75 years ago (September 1 1939) as World War […]

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Sibling bullying can lead to depression, anxiety and self harm

Sibling Bullying is not part and parcel of growing up

It is often dismissed as a normal part of growing up. But being picked on by your brother or sister can cause deep mental scars, experts have warned.
According to a study by the University of Oxford, children who are bullied regularly by a sibling could […]

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A Third of foster children separated from siblings

A Third of foster children separated from siblings

According to recent reports, in 2013 one in three children in foster care were separated from siblings. Between April 2013 and March 2014 almost 11,000 children under 16 years of age (who had at least one sibling) were placed into care in the UK. Action for Children […]

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Lorraine Pascale – trying to promote fostering

Urgent need for more foster carers

In her remarkable BBC2 documentary, Fostering & Me, aired earlier this year, Lorraine Pascale highlighted the importance of foster care and the urgent need for more foster carers in Britain today..
Adopted at 18 months old and then fostered at eight, Lorraine believes that fostering “saved her life”.

Lorraine was born […]

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Urgent call for foster carers for teenagers

There is an urgent need for more foster carers across the UK, particularly for teenage placements.

Teenage placements urgently needed

A survey carried out by The Fostering Network has shown that 3 out of 5 fostering services are desperately seeking foster carers for teenagers. And sadly this situation is not improving; 98% of fostering services in […]

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