Fostering Lancashire

The importance of health and nutrition

A good understanding of health is essential

Healthy eating can improve children’s energy, sharpen their minds, and even control their moods. While peer pressure and TV commercials for junk food can make getting children to eat well seem impossible, there are steps you can take to instil healthy eating habits without turning mealtimes into a […]

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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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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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Are children in care protected?

Vulnerable children in care need particular attention. Surely keeping them safe is the first rule..?

However after it emerged earlier last month that councillors, police and social services turned a blind eye to the abuse of at least 1,400 children in Rotherham, it begs the question – are children in care safe?

Sexual exploitation

At least 1,400 […]

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Ofsted to conduct snap inspections in dozens of schools across England

No-notice Ofsted inspections after concerns over standards

Schools usually receive half a day’s notice before an inspection, however over a two-week period Ofsted will conduct no-notice visits at over 40 schools in England. Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw says there should be a move towards more routine no-notice visits as part of wider education reforms. […]

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One in five child deaths ‘preventable’

Around 5,000 people die each year and over 1,000 are children.

Britain’s child death rate, which was among the best in Europe 40 years ago, is now among the worst and experts warn that urgent action is needed to prevent ill health and improve NHS services.

Researchers from the University of Warwick have said that many […]

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Sarah from Lancashire – A Foster Carer’s Story

Sarah’s Story – A Foster Carer from Lancashire

Sarah from Lancashire has been a foster carer for seven years. As well as fostering, Sarah has four children (two girls aged 16 and six, two boys aged 13 and two) and a step-son aged 11. Sarah, along with her husband and the children, has provided a caring, […]

By |September 7th, 2014|Fostering Lancashire|0 Comments

Steve’s Story – A Male Foster Carer

Steve’s Fostering story

Mark initially began providing short-term foster care for children. He has now been a foster carer for over 5 years. During his fostering career he has fostered 7 children and presently has had a 16-year-old boy placed for over 2 years.

Fostering has not always been easy, however, Steve has been able to […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Fostering Lancashire|0 Comments