This month, we had our annual celebration of our wonderful birth children – our way of saying thank you to them for opening their hearts and homes to our foster children. We know that fostering is something that the whole family is involved in, and the children of Foster Carers play an important role in […]
As part of the Fostering Network’s national Foster Care Fortnight campaign, our team at Three Shires attended a special celebration lunch in Milton Keynes. Foster carers and social work staff all enjoyed a wonderful meal, and reflected on the excellent work of the past year. Fostering is a challenging role, but one that is so rewarding […]
It is the start of Foster Care Fortnight; the Fostering Network’s annual campaign, which recognises the importance of fostering and how this transforms lives. The campaign highlights the fact that 9,070 new foster families are needed in the next 12 months alone to care for a range of children. The greatest need being for foster carers for […]
A huge thank you to the Orange Grove Staffordshire foster carers and children for making our 2017 Fostering Celebration event such a huge success! Held in the luxurious surrounds of Rodbaston Hall, the OG staff team pulled out all the stops to ensure their carers and children were recognised and rewarded for their efforts and […]
Our team at Orange Grove London and Essex recently held a CV Writing and Interview Skills Workshop, to support young people with applying for jobs and apprenticeships. A group of seven young people came to join us at 12:30, and we all enjoyed a tasty lunch of pizza and salad, while we got to know each other. It was […]
Staff and foster families at our Three Shires office enjoyed a recent day out to Herrings Green Farm, which is a bird of prey centre in Bedford. Everyone enjoyed learning about the many birds, and even got to hold some of them!
Orange Grove Staffordshire office enjoyed an afternoon of Ice Skating at Uttoxeter, during the February half term. Everyone had a great time, with staff, young people and foster carers all showing us their skills!
Our Staffordshire based Foster Carers enjoyed their Christmas meal at the Harvester in Stoke. It was also a time for celebration, as our carers Carole and Martin (pictured) received their award for 5 years of fostering. We also celebrated four other of our amazing foster families for receiving their 5 year award this year; Helen and Mick, […]
Our Shropshire foster families took to the ice this week to get in the Christmas spirit! Children and adults alike enjoyed having a go at ice skating – We even had a little expert in the group showing off his skills! There were a few bumps and falls along the way, but mostly laughs were […]
November is always an exciting month; with Guy Fawkes Night passing and a chill in the air, it can only mean one thing… Christmas is coming! As a pre-Christmas treat, we’ve collated our favourite fostering, childcare and parenting reads from this month – and we’re sure you’ll love them too! Lessons from Europe: how projects […]