Monthly Archives: September 2015

Edinburgh supports MacMillan with delicious coffee morning!

25 September, 2015

Our Edinburgh office brought out all the stops today for their MacMillan Coffee Morning.  Carers and Workers alike came together in aid of a great cause where they even managed to get their new neighbours Krispy Kreme behind the cause who donated some free donuts! A big thank you to everyone who made the day such a success, details […]

Fosterplus Edinburgh learn to ‘Eat Better, Do Better’!

24 September, 2015

On Tuesday 22nd September, this duo from our Edinburgh Office attended a Children’s Food Trust ‘Eat Better Do Better’ cookery course. The course is an initiative to educate Foster Carers and the young people in their care about healthy food, its safe preparation and how to cook it!  It was a very hands-on course and […]

Mumsnet Questions: What should I expect from my first home visit with the social worker?

22 September, 2015

So, you’ve expressed your interest to become a foster carer and passed the initial call. But what happens next? The next stage in the process to becoming a foster carer is for a social worker to visit your home to talk you through the next stages to becoming a foster carer. It should be a […]

Fosterplus England Celebrate GCSE Achievements

17 September, 2015

Fosterplus is celebrating after their young people in care achieved exceptional GCSE results. Our latest figures reveal that 42% of Year 11 students placed with Fosterplus achieved at least five A* to C passes this summer. Looked after children have often experienced traumas in their early lives which often affects their performance in school. This […]

Qualifying to Become a Foster Carer? 11 Articles and Blogs You Should Read

15 September, 2015

Articles 18/06/13 – How to Get Ahead in Fostering – The Guardian This article looks at the process to becoming a foster carer, from the training, to the professional qualification for foster carers. It gives a great overview of the process in a way that is easy to understand.   19/11/14 – White Foster Carers […]

Becoming a Foster Carer? 13 Books We Recommend

  A Practical Guide to Fostering Law: Fostering Regulations, Child Care Law and the Youth Justice System by Lynn Davis (2006) This guide covers the key elements of the law that concern foster carers and the professionals who work with them, with the aim of helping them to better understand the complex regulations surrounding children […]

Fosterplus Coventry’s Summer Fun Day

1 September, 2015

  Our Fosterplus Coventry team treated a group of their Foster Carers and looked-after children to day of summer fun! Taking place on Tuesday 25th August, three Foster Carers and six looked-after children attended an outdoor and indoor activity park where they enjoyed playing conkers, conquering wobbly bridges, textured walking and rope frames, which included […]

Children and Carer’s Achievement Awards 2015 | Fosterplus Coventry

On Sunday 14th June, fourteen Foster Carers and thirteen looked after children and young people attended the Fosterplus Coventry Awards Ceremony, held at The Bell in Monks Kirby, as well as a spot of bowling. Paco, the owner and chef, provided a fabulous table of buffet-style hot Sunday lunch with fun, humour and singing. Our Foster […]