Fostering Network

The Foster Care Covenant Is Broken

Martin Barrow | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents
Martin Barrow

The fostering covenant is currently being broken, to coin a phrase David Cameron once used to describe our neglect of the military. Austerity measures are having a devastating effect on practical and financial support for foster carers, and on children's access to their social workers and other services, including mental health services.

The Kindness of Strangers

Martin Barrow | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK
Martin Barrow

I count my blessings. This week I had the privilege of attending the Mind Media Awards and Fostering Excellence Awards in London on successive evenings. Both events are born out of human frailty but celebrate the extraordinary kindness and resilience of ordinary people in the face of often appalling circumstances.

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...