Food Bank Appeal Success

24 December, 2018

Orange Grove have been busy gathering food donations over the festive period to donate to food banks up and down the country, including the Trussell Trust. The Trussell Trust said its network of over 400 foodbanks provided almost 160,000 three-day emergency food supplies in December last year, a 49% increase for the monthly average for the 2017/18 […]

How To Encourage Learning Over Christmas

13 December, 2018

We are reaching a rather exciting time as the Christmas holidays are approaching nearer! Even though it Is such a busy time, Christmas can still provide many opportunities for our children and young people to practice the skills they have been learning at school. No one wants to do extra homework, but when learning is […]

10 Ways to Make a Foster Child Feel Special at Christmas

7 December, 2018

Christmas is a magical time of year for children, but it can be difficult for many young people in foster care, as the memories and emotions of the past come flooding back. As the festive season approaches, we ask some of our Foster Carers for their tips on how to bring back the joy and […]

Christmas Card Competition Winner

6 December, 2018

This week we picked this year’s annual Christmas card competition winner – with so many incredible designs it was not easy to choose an overall winner! We received so many entries that our offices already look fully decorated for Christmas. We put out an email to all of our local offices looking for the best […]

How You Can Help Your Child Deal with Frustration and Anger

Does your foster child sometimes struggle to regulate their emotions? Do not worry, you’re not alone. Many of the children and young people coming into care suffer from severe emotional delays, often due to their past experience of neglect and abuse. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for a looked after child to not be reaching the […]

Day Out At TruNinja

27 November, 2018

On Wednesday 31st October, Sophie and Laura met with 10 of our young people at TruNinja in Stoke on Trent – TruNinja is a revolutionary adventure Park that is full of different challenges. TruNinja brought lots of fun, fitness and adventure to all our young people who attended. Our carers enjoyed a coffee whilst watching their […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2018: Choose Respect

16 November, 2018 Student being bullied by classmates in school

Bullying can cause many young people to feel isolated, worthless and insecure. Over time, repeated bullying may also cause a child some serious, lasting issues, as their confidence and self-esteem diminishes. The Anti-Bullying Alliance have launched their annual Anti-Bullying Week campaign this week and this year’s theme is to choose respect over bullying. The theme […]

Children’s Feedback Event

13 November, 2018

Our Beverley office recently requested feedback from our looked after children, as a part of our Children’s Communication Project, in an attempt to improve future care and support for the young people coming into our care. Over 20 children and young people took part at a children’s consultation. The Children, aged between 8 and 18 […]

Anti-Bullying Week

12 November, 2018

This week our Chislehurst branch joined in on the nationwide campaign, Odd Socks Day to mark the beginning of Anti-Bullying week (12th-16th November 2018). Odd Socks Day gives everybody the opportunity to express themselves through their chosen socks, whilst also raising awareness around the prevention of bullying. The campaign demonstrates that our differences make us unique and that these differences should […]

Halloween Science Adventure

7 November, 2018

On Wednesday 31st October, Michelle, Brigitte and Liz took some of the Three Counties children to the Thinktank in Birmingham – the Thinktank is a science museum that aims to encourage more children to pursue carers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Everyone enjoyed chatting on the way as they travelled to the museum by […]