Monthly Archives: June 2015

Protect Our Foster Kids – Episode 3 Review

30 June, 2015

This week’s episode saw 2 common situations that face foster carers: One young man who has had a few different placements. He struggles to make healthy choices and you can see the frustrations of those around him, especially the foster carer who wants better for him, but she also understands that she won’t be able […]

A big thank you…

26 June, 2015

On behalf of our Orange Grove Yorkshire team, we’d like to send a big thank you to our most recent Carer Forum speakers. Their informative and interesting advice and support is invaluable to everyone involved. 18th March – Helen Haddon IRO – West Yorkshire 26th March – Mark Trinder IRO – South Yorkshire April  – Karen Hathaway […]

Southern Counties Newsletter | Summer 2015

24 June, 2015

Catch up on the all the latest news and updates from the Orange Grove Southern Counties team. Southern Counties Newsletter – Summer 2015

Birth Children’s Activity Day – 2015

This year’s birth children Activity Day took place at ‘The Edge’ in Shropshire.11 birth children from the Staffordshire/Shropshire area came for a fun-filled day of activities and interact with other children who are from fostering families! In the morning, the children took part in Mountain Boarding and then tested out the Segways – I think most of […]

Congratulations, David and Lisa!

Congratulations to David and Lisa Bates and their daughter for recently becoming approved Foster Carers for our Staffordshire office. Their approval was confirmed on 16th June and they have already taken a sibling group in an emergency and everyone is settling in well (and busy!). Welcome to the team!

Protect Our Foster Kids – Our review of this week’s episode…

17 June, 2015

Part 2 of this series was shown on Sunday night and this week was about a baby’s situation. It was a sad case about a mum who couldn’t cope when she experienced Post Natal Depression and showed that children can come into foster care for a variety of reasons. Everyone had hoped that the birth […]

Gold Award for ST!

Congratulations to ST who recently received a Gold Award for her Violin. She attends classes after school and doing very well at it!

Orange Grove Flies High at Cosford Air Show

The team enjoyed a lovely day at Cosford Air Show on Sunday 14 June. We met with foster carers and children, as well as meeting several people who are already fostering, but want to move to Orange Grove. We look forward to speaking further with those people we met and happy to speak to anyone […]

Orange Grove’s new office in Beverley!!

15 June, 2015

We are on the 1st Floor of Norwood House a Georgian house in the Middle of Beverley, East Riding. We have plenty of parking with lovely surroundings.  The office consists of a social worker office, training room, consultation room, kitchen and  rest room in glorious Georgian styled rooms.

Protect our Foster Kids – BBC 2 Series Review

12 June, 2015

Last Sunday saw the opening episode of the new BBC2 series ‘Protect our Foster Kids’. Everyone at Orange Grove had their sky boxes set to record in anticipation, so here’s our review of episode one looking at the challenges around placing teenagers with foster carers.  My view was that it gave a real demonstration of […]

Becoming a Foster Carer…

11 June, 2015

Three Counties Fun Day!

10 June, 2015

The Three Counties Midlands office enjoyed an activity day during the May half term school holidays. Eleven of our young people came along to the Top Barn Activity Centre in Worcester to take part in high ropes, archery and raft building. It was a fun packed, high energy day which was enjoyed by all! We are […]

Southern Counties Newsletter – Spring 2015

3 June, 2015

Catch up on the all the latest news and updates from the Orange Grove Southern Counties team. Southern Counties Newsletter – Spring 2015 

Congratulations on your SGO!

1 June, 2015

A huge congratulation to Maria, Matt, Oliver and Ellie on securing the long awaited SGO! We wish you all the best for the future, and well done! From, All the Orange Grove team