Monthly Archives: January 2016

Heidi and Lee’s Story

29 January, 2016

We first thought about fostering after our children started school full time, and Heidi felt she had the time to commit to any child placed with us. Heidi had been working in schools as a Teaching Assistant and offered support to children through nurture groups, which enabled her to focus on the many additional needs […]

Free Cookery Courses for Carers | Children’s Food Trust

27 January, 2016

The Children’s Food Trust is on a mission to get every child eating well. Part of this initiative offers free on-line cookery courses, recipe book, equipment funding and more… Click on the flyer to find out more:

Coventry New Year Party!

11 January, 2016

Our Coventry Team decided to hold their Christmas event in the New Year, and enjoyed a party at Sketchley Grange in Hinckley on Sunday 10th January. It was a great party, and over twenty children attended. Everyone enjoyed lovely food, a disco and a Christmas Quiz. We ended the party with a dancing competition! What a fun afternoon!   […]

How Hard Is It To Keep Siblings In Foster Care Together?

8 January, 2016

In an effort to engage with parents (foster parents or not) we invited some bloggers to share their opinions on research put together by Foster Plus in an infographic and survey. One of those bloggers is Emma Iannarilli, an award winning blogger, you can read her pieces daily at Over to you Emma… According to […]

A Former Foster Child, Now Parent, Shares Her Opinions On Foster Care

6 January, 2016

Foster Plus reached out to UK parent bloggers to get their thoughts on our recently published infographic and foster care in general. It comes as no surprise that a parent like Kate (who was also fostered and then adopted when she was a small child) can see the importance of providing a loving home that […]

Christmas Competition Winner | Edinburgh

5 January, 2016

Thank you for everyone who entered our Christmas Craft Competition. Here is our Winning Entry from Teigan at Fosterplus Edinburgh. The competition was to design and make a Christmas Tree decoration. I think you will all join us in congratulating Teigan for such a timeless decoration! May you always be competitive and creative Teigan 🙂 Well […]

Can Foster Care Training & Support Really Make Up For Psychology and Personality Mismatching?

4 January, 2016

Did you know that the vast majority of prospective foster carers are oblivious to the fact that fostering children can double as a career choice? We know this because we put together a short survey of 10 questions that we sent out to UK citizens aged 35+ to find out what they know about fostering. […]