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October 25 2023 9:00
Activities to Help Children Manage Anger
Discover six therapeutic activities you can use to help the child in your care express their feelings of anger while developing their emotional regulation skills too.
October 12 2023 12:00
Talking to Children About War & Conflict
Learn about "remote exposure" and how war can indirectly affect young people in care. Plus, how to talk to children about war and conflict.
September 11 2023 12:00
Bedroom Ideas for Foster Parents
As a new foster parent, you might wonder how to make the bedroom good enough. Use the ideas listed below to ensure your first foster child enjoys their new room.
August 16 2023 12:00
Why Matching is So Important in Fostering
Why does the matching process matter so much in foster care? There are numerous compelling reasons, and we're here to share them with you. Keep reading to find out.
July 12 2023 8:00
Preparing for Exams with a Foster Child
If a young person in your care is taking exams this year, then here are some practical ways that you can support them.
June 1 2023 12:00
10 Childrens TV Shows, Films and Books with LGBTQ Characters
Creating a space where children and teenagers feel safe to explore their sexuality and gender identity is vital for their long-term mental wellbeing.
May 15 2023 8:00
Inspired to Foster this Foster Care Fortnight 2023?
During Foster Care Fortnight, we celebrate the incredible efforts of foster parents throughout the UK. Now, more than ever, we need more amazing foster families to make a difference. Are you ready to explore the possibility of fostering?
May 2 2023 12:00
How Will Things Change Now That We Foster?
Are you and your family considering fostering, but worried about how it might impact your lives? Take a look at some of the ways that your family might change now that it has taken on this new role.
May 1 2023 12:00
6 Activities to Help Your Children Prepare for Fostering
Consider these activities to engage your biological children while preparing to bring a foster child into your household.
April 25 2023 12:00
Ofsted 'Outstanding' for our Southern Counties' team
Our Southern Counties' fostering team has received an Ofsted 'Outstanding' in all areas for the second time in a row.
April 25 2023 6:00
Activities to Build Self-Esteem in Teenagers
We look at some flexible ideas for things you can encourage teens to do, or do with them as a foster family, to help them develop positive self-esteem
April 17 2023 12:00
How to Increase Your Support Network as a Single Foster Parent
If you are single but still want to make a life-changing difference to a young person, then a career in fostering may be the perfect role for you.
April 17 2023 12:00
How Can I Help Welcome a New Child into My Home?
There are lots of things you can do to help your parents to make that child feel welcome. Here are a few...
April 1 2023 12:00
How to Foster a Child When You're Single
We look at how you as a single person can become a foster parent, and what to expect from the process around it.
March 28 2023 12:00
10 Amazing Reasons to Foster an Autistic Child
Fostering an autistic child can be a truly life-changing experience, for both the child and the foster family
March 27 2023 12:00
Fostering as a Birth Child Explained
Fostering as a birth child means growing up in a household where your parents are foster carers and you share your home with foster children.
March 16 2023 12:00
Spring Budget 2023: Tax Relief Boost for Foster Parents
New foster parent tax relief rates have recently been announced by the government. Here's how they might affect you...
March 1 2023 12:00
Preparing for Mother's Day with a Foster Child
As a foster parent, you may be wondering the best way to navigate Mother's Day or Father's Day -especially if it’s your first year with a child or young person in your care.
February 13 2023 12:00
Money-saving tips for foster parents
Check out our money-saving tips that will help you save where you can and make your money go further.
February 5 2023 8:00
Internet Safety for Children
The internet is a great tool but it does need your help to make it a safe place for children and young people.
February 1 2023 12:00
Ofsted 'Outstanding' for our North West team
Our North West fostering team has been awarded 'Outstanding' in their latest Ofsted inspections - they've now been Ofsted 'Oustanding' for almost a decade!
January 8 2023 8:00
7 Lessons Your Children Could Learn Through Fostering
Check out these fantastic life lessons that your children could learn through your decision to become a foster family.
December 27 2022 12:00
The New Year's Resolution That Will Change a Child’s Life
Before you choose a New Year's Resolution like finding a new hobby or improving your health, why not consider making a New Year’s Resolution that will help others and change lives?
December 9 2022 7:00
9 Tips for Your First Christmas with a Foster Child
As a foster parent, it’s up to you to make this winter celebration magical for the children in your care. Here are nine tips for your first Christmas with a foster child.
November 24 2022 8:00
5 Ways Christmas Might Be Different for Fostered Children
Christmas is coming up and you want to get it right with your foster child, you should first understand these five ways Christmas might be different for them.
November 10 2022 8:00
John Lewis Christmas Ad has the perfect message
Forget talking animals and dancing snowmen – this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert is about as real as it gets. Raising awareness for the hundreds of thousands of children in care in the UK.
November 7 2022 11:00
6 Ways Foster Parents Can Connect with their Child
Wondering how to connect with a child in your foster family? Here are six tips for building the connection that is so essential in foster families.
November 3 2022 8:00
10 Reasons Why You Should Foster a Child
If you’re considering fostering, there are many reasons you should. If you need any more convincing, take a look at these ten reasons why you should foster a child.
October 17 2022 10:00
How to choose the right foster care agency for you?
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, then picking the right fostering agency is important. But how do you choose a fostering agency that is right for you?
October 3 2022 12:00
Young Person in Care Cuts Hair For Cancer Charity
One of our children has cut off her long hair and donated it to The Little Princess Trust, raising over £500 for the charity.
October 3 2022 11:00
7 Benefits of Keeping Siblings Together in Foster Care
If you’re on the fence about whether to foster single children or siblings, find out why keeping siblings together is so important and why it's so rewarding.
September 27 2022 12:00
"That's why I want to say thank you"
A young person in our care submitted a beautiful poem for our writing competition, thanking his foster parents for everything they do for him.
September 9 2022 11:00
Top 10 Questions to Ask When Caring for a New Foster Child
There are loads you'll have when thinking about fostering, we have popped together the top ten questions that you should ask when caring for a new foster child.
August 23 2022 12:00
A Letter To My Younger Self
We asked some of our children to think about the things they would tell their younger selves when they first arrived in foster care. Here's what they shared...
August 1 2022 8:33
5 Ways To Bond With Your First Foster Child
Welcoming your first foster child into the home is extremely exciting but also potentially very nerve-wracking.
July 19 2022 12:00
Holidays and Fostering – Quick Guide to the Holidays
For many families, the school holidays mean one thing: going to their favourite holiday destination. It gives the entire family a much-needed break, allowing them to hang out by the pool, eat too much ice cream, and witness stunning views.
June 23 2022 8:00
Fostering and Birth Children – FAQs and Advice
Fostering while you have birth children might concern you. Hopefully, the answers to these frequently asked questions will put your mind at ease.
June 9 2022 8:00
How to Tell Your Spouse You Want to Foster
Fostering is a caring and wonderful pursuit. You need both spouses on board, though, so here’s how to tell your spouse you want to foster.
June 2 2022 8:00
Ayeisha McFerran foster story - Be inspired to care
Olympic Hockey star Ayeisha McFerran opens up about her childhood in foster care and hopes that the support she has received throughout her life inspires others to get into fostering.
May 27 2022 12:00
Five Fostering Myths Debunked
We're on a myth-busting mission to dispel some of the commonly held myths surrounding fostering in a bid to encourage more people to consider fostering.
May 19 2022 8:00
Tips to Make Your Foster Child’s Birthday Special
Having a foster child is a fantastic experience. So, how do you make your foster child’s birthday special? Read on for some tips.
April 22 2022 9:00
Can I Foster While Renting?
We’ve put together some information about mortgages for foster carers if you are a renter wanting to buy your first property.
April 22 2022 9:00
Fostering with pets
As part of National Pet Month 2022, a Yorkshire based foster child has spoken out about the benefits their furry friend brings to their life.
April 4 2022 8:00
Can I Get a Mortgage if I’m a Foster Carer?
Many foster carers wonder whether they can use their foster income for a mortgage. Foster carers should have no problem getting on the property ladder.
October 22 2021 12:00
Sons and Daughters Month 2021
As part of Sons and Daughters month, our Yorkshire team thanks the birth children of our foster parents for the important role they play within a fostering family.
June 21 2020 12:00
Southern Counties Charity Partnership with ASDAN
Our Southern Counties team announces charity partnership with the education charity, Award Scheme Development Accreditation Network (ASDAN) to improve the lives of children and young people in care.
April 6 2020 12:00
Fostering Assessments during social distancing
We're still recruiting foster parents during these challenging times and are now undertaking virtual fostering assessments and training.
January 31 2020 12:00
Orange Grove Yorkshire Office ‘Outstanding’ for Two Consecutive Ofsted Inspections
Our Yorkshire team is celebrating after receiving its second consecutive Outstanding Ofsted report since 2016.
November 22 2019 12:00
Team MK Take On 12-Hour Cyclathon for Children In Need
Our Milton Keynes team took on the impressive challenge of a 12-hour cyclathon and raised more than £560 for Children in Need.
September 25 2019 12:00
Fostering When You Have a Child – Why You Should Consider it!
Fostering when you have a child of your own living at home can be an enriching and rewarding experience that your whole family benefits from.
August 23 2019 12:00
Celebrating LGBTQ+ Fostering at Brighton Pride
Our Southern Counties team attended Brighton Pride to encourage others within the LGBTQ+ community to consider fostering.
June 25 2019 12:00
North West Rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted
Our North West office is celebrating after receiving a second consecutive 'Outstanding' Ofsted report since 2015.
March 27 2019 12:00
Southern Counties Rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted
We’re proud to announce that our Southern Counties team have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ following an official inspection from Ofsted.
December 20 2018 12:00
Food Bank Appeal Success
We've been busy gathering food donations over the festive period to donate to food banks up and down the country, including the Trussell Trust.
December 13 2018 12:00
How To Encourage Learning Over Christmas
Christmas can provide many opportunities for our children and young people to practice the skills they have been learning at school.
December 7 2018 12:00
Foster Care at Christmas: 10 Ways to Make a Foster Child Feel Special at Christmas
As the festive season approaches, our foster carers share their tips on how to make a foster child feel special and part of the family at Christmas.
December 6 2018 12:00
How You Can Help Your Child Deal with Frustration and Anger
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.
October 15 2018 12:00
Southern Counties Charity Abseil
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.
October 4 2018 12:00
Poetry Competition Winner
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.
June 19 2018 12:00
Summer Kitchen Project Launch
We’re encouraging children to grow and cook with their own fruit and vegetables with our Summer Kitchen Project.
April 11 2018 12:00
How to Prepare for Your First Foster Child
Read some advice from our foster carers on how to prepare for the arrival of your first foster child.
April 10 2018 12:00
National Siblings Day 2018
Today, we are proudly supporting National Siblings Day – a day to mark and honour the lifelong bonds between brothers and sisters.
April 4 2018 12:00
What to do the first day with a new foster child
Our foster carers share their thoughts on the most important things you should do on the first day with a foster child to help them settle.
March 28 2018 12:00
How to Support Your Own Children When Fostering
Our foster carers share some invaluable advice on how to support your own children when you're new to fostering.
June 20 2017 12:00
A Celebration for Foster Carers’ Children
We recently held 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.
May 27 2017 12:00
Foster Care Fortnight Celebration
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.
May 8 2017 12:00
Foster Care Fortnight: Foster Care Transforms Lives
Being a foster carer is a career like no other and makes such a difference to the lives of many children.
March 6 2017 12:00
Preparing Young People For The World Of Work
Our London and Essex team recently held a CV Writing and Interview Skills Workshop to support young people with applying for jobs and apprenticeships.
October 7 2016 12:00
What is fostering like for the sons and daughters of foster carers?
We asked our sons and daughters what fostering is like for them - discover their poems and drawings about fostering.
June 16 2016 12:00
Celebrating Sons and Daughters in Fostering
A fun-filled time was had by all at our Fostering Weekend as we took to the forest to celebrate our wonderful fostering sons and daughters.
January 8 2016 12:00
How important is it for foster children to stay in one place?
It's hugely important that children in care experience a stable family home environment that remains consistent in their often turbulent early lives.