Fostering Manchester

Finding homes for ‘hard to place’ children

Although figures show that the number of children with adoption placement orders is now almost the same as the number of adoptive parents waiting for a match, there are still around 3,500 children in England alone waiting for a permanent family.

In addition to this and more staggering; 8,370 new foster families are needed during […]

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Fostering: Casting the net wider

8600 foster carers still urgently needed

Today, almost 63,000 children are living with over 52,500 foster families across the UK. However, figures from the Fostering Network show at least 8,600 new foster families are still needed; not only to replace the 12 % who leave each year, but to ensure that children who come into […]

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Fostering: parenting at its grittiest

Foster carers urgently needed

With a new child coming into care every 22 minutes, the number of children coming into care across the UK now tops 92,000.

Being a foster carer is certainly not an easy ride. Looking after children and young people who have experienced abuse and neglect need foster carers with tolerance, dedication and […]

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Hot school lunches are better for children than extra maths and English, claims Clegg as he launches free school meal policy

1.89million under-sevens to get free school lunches in a bid to improve health and academic attainment.

The offer of free school meals for all infant pupils in England was announced by Mr Clegg at last year’s Lib Dem conference, at a cost of £600million a year.

The initiative launched in September at the beginning of the […]

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Child car seats have more germs than a toilet seat

Child car seats have more than twice as many germs as the average toilet seat, a new study has found.
Scientists have tested child car seats and found an alarming 100 bacteria per square centimeter on a car seat, compared to 10-50 bacteria per square centimetre on toilet seats.
The study, carried out by the University […]

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New Ideas

Fostering in Derbyshire

Live in Derbyshire and need advice on fostering? Foster agencies are always searching for new foster carers to help place children and young people in foster homes within their local area. We can help put you in touch with the right agency for you!
Why not give something back?
Derbyshire has a population of […]

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Fostering – to care for a career

Become a foster carer, fostering is a unique career that is unlike any career. Fostering is hard but it is also rewarding, find out more here.

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Fostering Jargon – What does it all mean? Part 3. Fostering Manchester Series

Looked after child
A baby, child or young person whose care is provided for by the local authority because their family is unable to provide an adequate level of care. The looked after child may stay with a foster carer until the age of 18 if the placement is stable. This may increase to 21 […]

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Fostering Jargon – What does it all mean? Part 2. Fostering Manchester Series

Fostering Jargon – What does it all mean? Part 2
Entering the world of fostering means that you will start to hear a number of terms and phrases related to the care system and fostering a child. It can be a bit confusing at first, so here’s a quick guide to help you understand. This […]

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