Foster Children

Sons and Daughters of Foster Carers Give a Great Gift: They Share Their Parents

Martin Barrow | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Parents
Martin Barrow

Parents chose to become foster carers, and their children, to one degree or another, go along with that choice. They may not do so with the same conviction, even if they understand its value. But their consent is absolutely essential: they may not realise it, but the success of a placement is down to them as much as it is to the adults, and often even more so.

Our Family and Our Foster Care Journey

Jesse Toksvig-Stewart | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jesse Toksvig-Stewart

My mum has since gone on to have about 11 short-term foster placements with young children looking for love and stability. Many kids that with a good routine, structure and cuddles, blossomed into charismatic little people they had never got a chance to be.

Children in Care - Prison Isn't Destiny

Kevin Williams | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Kevin Williams

It's much harder to allow them to fail, it's much more effort to turn the other cheek, and I hope that this review will shine a light on many of the steps we can all take towards supporting young people and helping them to achieve their dreams.

The Love and Loss of Caring for a Foster Child

Martin Barrow | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Martin Barrow

One of the joys of foster care is being a witness to extraordinary, life-changing moments. I shall never forget the day we took three young children to the beach for the first time ever, even though they had lived no more than 15 miles from the sea.

Parents-To-Be Share Big News With Heartwarming Twist

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget the innovative pregnancy announcements on YouTube, one couple decided to share some big news of their own using a simple card. But it's the twi...

Society Is Failing Children Who Are Forced to Leave Care Too Soon

Jacob Tas | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Jacob Tas

Today is a momentous day for children in foster care in England. The Government is bringing in a new law that will give young people the chance stay with their foster parents until their 21st birthday, so they aren't forced to leave as early as 16.

Government Fund for Adopters - Commendable or Glaringly Inadequate?

Ben Acheson | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Abuse and neglect have obvious emotional, physical and psychological costs. The monetary impact is more challenging to analyse and anyone who does so risks vitriolic accusations of being as cold, insentient and azoic as the calculator used to make their estimates.

Should People Foster Kids To Offset The Bedroom Tax?

PA | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Politics

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has said councils should not be encouraging tenants to take in foster children simply to cover the cost of the so-cal...

Every 22 Minutes a Child Needs a Foster Carer

Dominic Stevenson | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics
Dominic Stevenson

Every 22 minutes across the UK, a child comes into care and needs a foster carer.

Urgent Foster Care Needed For Older Children

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A leading fostering and adoption charity is reaching out for more carers for older children, as they fear they're gradually becoming forgotten, amid a...