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Keeping children in touch

Children in foster care generally stay for a limited period until they either go home to their parents or move on to independent living or adoption or permanency. While they are with foster carers, they usually remain in contact with their parents and visits home or to a contact centre are arranged on a regular [...]

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Helping Children Move On

Most fostering requires carers to look after children and young people temporarily until they move on. There are various avenues that can be taken after a child comes into the care system : they can return to their parents or extended families, they can reach the age when they become independent and move to their [...]

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Fostering Children in Need

Fostering in need
Can you deal with all the problems that come with a foster child who is placed with you? Fostering is not just about having good parenting skills or being able to provided good enough care for vulnerable children, it is also about understanding enough about the rights and responsibilities of foster children and [...]

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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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