Trauma Teddies

14 September, 2018

The Fosterplus Edinburgh office has been busy creating cute and colourful teddy bears for looked after children in the region. Created by Australian firefighters, these teddy bears are knitted by members of the public then given to children who are in upsetting situations. So after an appeal was released by Tasyside police, the Edinburgh office […]

Firefighter Shares Fire Prevention Tips at Carer Support Group

2 July, 2018

A Long Eaton Firefighter and Foster Carer talks to our carers about common causes of fires in the home, as well as sharing some useful tips on prevention. Here’s some of the key things we learned from the talk… Candles are one of the most common causes of fires in homes – In 2014, candles were […]

Summer Kitchen Project Launch

Summer Kitchen Project 18

We’re encouraging children to grow and cook with their own fruit and vegetables “It was a great pleasure and privilege to be at the event and to meet the wonderful people who are doing great things for the children” Together with Orange Grove, our Milton Keynes team have launched a brand new campaign to encourage children […]

Irene’s Fostering Story

19 June, 2018

“We soon realised that they just wanted to be loved and have people around them that they could call family” Irene started fostering 6 years ago and shares some of her best memories as a foster carer.  Irene’s fostering journey started back in 2012, where she was enjoying a career in child care but wanted […]

We’re celebrating LGBT history month

23 February, 2018

February marks LGBT History Month. Today, the last Friday of February (23rd), we are celebrating Purple Friday by dressing in purple to show support for LGBTI equality as part of the #EverydayHero initiative. Purple Friday was first celebrated in Canada in 2010 and purple signifies the purple stripe on the LGBT Rainbow flag which stands […]

Fosterplus Help Raise £1,222 for BBC Children in Need!

7 December, 2017

Our teams at Fosterplus were excited to take part in this year’s Children in Need campaign. We held a company wide fancy dress, a lovely coffee morning, and some exciting competitions and raffles. This is such an important charity that works throughout the year to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy […]

Fosterplus Annual Conference | 16th May 2018

1 December, 2017

Venue: Our Dynamic Earth, 112-116 Holyrood, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS Speaker: Professor Gillian Schofield Secure Base in Practice Professor Gillian Schofield is an internationally renowned social work scholar with particular expertise and impact in the field of fostering. In 2006 Gillian’s research with her colleague Mary Beek at the University of East Anglia, led to the […]

Amazing Entries For Our Hamper Competition!

1 November, 2017

Thank you to all the children and young people who sent in some fantastic pictures for our Chocolate Hamper Competition. It was so difficult to choose a winner! Take a look at our winning entry from Corey, aged 6. We love the cute reindeer! And here are some of our favourites below:  

Big Fun Run for Cancer Research UK!

22 June, 2017

Our Fosterplus Long Eaton team will be raising funds for a charity close to our hearts, having sadly lost one of our foster carers to cancer last year. In his memory, the team (Lindsey, Jenny and Sue) have decided to take part in a 5km race to help raise money for Cancer Research, which helps to fund […]

Reaching New Heights At Jump Xtreme Trampoline Centre

2 March, 2017

Our team at Coventry held a fun event over half term for their foster children. This took place at a trampoline activity centre called Jump Xtreme in Tamworth. Everyone had a brilliant time jumping, doing back flips and braving somersaults!