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What Training Do Foster Carers Receive?

Training for foster carers is a priority because increasingly more is expected of them in terms of the complexity of children’s needs.
Preparation training is a pre-requisite of approval as a foster carer and this agency runs a four day “Skills to Foster” course which provides a basic introduction to fostering. The course includes topics such [...]

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Foster Carers Can Use Play To Help Children In Their Care

The word”play” is used to describe activities of children from babyhood until the early teenage years. Play is explicitly recognised in the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child article 31 which states”Parties recognise the right of the child to rest and leisure to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the [...]

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A Foster carers Perspective on Fostering Children

Annette has fostered eleven children
Deciding to be a foster carer seven years ago turned out to be more work than I expected but on the other hand, the most rewarding thing I have done other than get married and have my own children. Fostering is for the children and I do it for the right [...]

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Professionals as foster carers

We are currently recruiting fostercare workers in all areas in the South East of England. There is a huge need for foster carers in all areas of the country, and the response recently has been very good. There are many professionals currently out of work or living with the threat of redundancy who are seeking [...]

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Foster carers play a crucial role in promoting the health and well being of looked after children

Foster carers play a crucial role in promoting the health and well being of looked after children in their care. They are required under Fostering Services Regulations (National Minimum Standards) to give particular attention to the health needs of children in their care and this includes diet. A balanced diet should be the primary aim [...]

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