Orange Grove Step Back in History

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Our fostering team in Chislehurst held their recent summer event at Hever Castle in Kent. Lots of foster children and their families joined the team for a wonderful day out, experiencing 500 years of history and learning all about the castle and how it was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. After visiting the castle, […]

A Celebration for Foster Carers’ Children

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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 […]

Foster Care Fortnight Celebration

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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 […]

Foster Care Transforms Lives

8 May, 2017 Close up of mother or older sister and a child hands at the sunset

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 […]

Fostering Celebration Day a hit with carers and children alike!

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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 […]

Preparing Young People For The World Of Work

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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 […]

A Day of Flying at the Birds of Prey Centre

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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 on Ice!

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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!  

A Time For Celebration | Five Years Of Fostering

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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, […]

Festive Fun at Shropshire!

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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 […]