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 […]

National Hug a Bear Day

Today is National Hug a Bear Day and we’re celebrating the comfort that these cuddly companions bring to a child in care. Over the next 12 months, it’s expected that more than 30,000 children will come into care and sadly, many of these children may come into care with very little personal belongings, just the […]

Don’t Look Down! Southern Counties Charity Abseil

15 October, 2018 Charity Abseil for Centrepoint

A team of daredevil staff and young people from our Southern Counties team took part in a charity abseil recently at Blackland Farm in East Grinstead. The team, which included foster carers, looked after children, and office staff were raising money for Centrepoint, a national charity that looks after more than 10,000 homeless young people […]

Chantelle & Sophie’s Fostering Story

9 October, 2018

“We wanted to make a difference to children and young people in our home” After fostering for just over a year, Chantelle and her partner Sophie already feel settled into their new role as foster carers. The same sex couple are now on their sixth placement and are enjoying seeing the incredible progress the children […]

Poetry Competition Winner

4 October, 2018

As National Poetry Day began to approach we launched a Poetry Competition for all of our foster children and birth children to take part in. National Poetry Day is a UK wide celebration of poetry and all things poetical. It is about everybody sharing, reading, writing and enjoying poetry. With this years theme being ‘change’ […]

Carer Pampering Day

11 September, 2018

On Monday the Bromsgrove office transformed into a relaxation only zone for our incredible Foster Carers. Two lovely beauticians, a nail technician and a reiki specialist came in to deliver head to toe massages, pedicures, manicures and much more – there was even a cake for the special occasion! It was a wonderful way to relax and […]

Beach Trip to Western-Super-Mare

23 August, 2018

It’s no secret that everyone loves a day out at the beach during the summer holidays. So, earlier this month, the Bromsgrove team including staff, carers and children packed up a coach and headed to Weston-super-Mare for a day of smiles, sandcastles and sunshine. The children played games on the beach, paddled in the sea […]