How to Support Your Own Children When Fostering

28 March, 2019

This is the third post in our Handy Guide to a Successful First Placement, sharing great advice from our experienced foster carers on how to support your own children when fostering. It’s no secret that becoming a foster carer changes your family dynamic in some form, particularly with your own children. One day they have […]

Things to do on the First Day with a Foster Child

This is the second post in our Handy Guide to a Successful First Placement, sharing great advice from our experienced foster carers about important things to do on the first day with a foster child to help them feel settled. The day you’re been waiting for is finally here; you’re about to have your first […]

How to Prepare for Your First Foster Child

This is the first post in our Handy Guide to a Successful First Placement, sharing great advice from our experienced foster carers to help you prepare for your first foster child coming to live with you. You’ve been approved at panel and receive that all-important call to let you know that we’ve received a referral […]

Spot the Signs of Self-Harm in Children & Teenagers

1 March, 2019

Self Injury Awareness Day (also known as Self Harm Awareness Day) is a global campaign where people choose to be more open about their own self-harm and awareness organisations make special efforts to raise awareness about self-harm and self-injury. For Self Harm Awareness Day, we share some advice to support families who may be worried […]

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe Online

5 February, 2019 Keep Children Safe Online

Today is Safer Internet Day, a globally recognised day that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children online. The internet is a great thing, providing children with opportunities to learn, play and connect with others. However, it does not come without its risks. In fact, more and more, we hear about the emotional and safeguarding […]

Children’s Book Guide | National Storytelling Week 2019

29 January, 2019

We’re celebrating National Storytelling Week by encouraging the children in our care to pick up a book and get reading. To help them find a book they love, we asked our foster and birth children to tell us about their all-time favourite books and used these recommendations to create our Children’s Book Guide. Gallagher Girls […]

How to Get Your Child to Wear a Helmet

25 January, 2019 How to Get Your Child to Wear a Helmet

Going for a bike ride has many benefits – it’s a lot of fun, great exercise and helps to build strong bonds in foster families. But like most sports, accidents can happen and we know how challenging it can be to get a child to wear a helmet. So, we thought we’d put together some […]

Suzanne and Chris’ Fostering Story

23 January, 2019

Suzanne shares her powerful story of fostering a young boy, who completely transformed in her care and preparing to say goodbye as he went on to be adopted by his forever family. *James came to us in February 2017; we were his second placement as his previous carers felt they were unable to meet his […]

Food Bank Appeal Success

24 December, 2018

Fosterplus have been busy gathering food donations over the festive period to donate to food banks up and down the country, including the Trussell Trust. The Trussell Trust said its network of over 400 foodbanks provided almost 160,000 three-day emergency food supplies in December last year, a 49% increase for the monthly average for the 2017/18 financial […]

Coventry’s Christmas Party

19 December, 2018

On Saturday 1st December, the Coventry office held a Christmas party and an awards ceremony at the Hilton in Leicester. 11 Carer families and staff came along for such a special afternoon filled with dancing, delicious food and plenty of awards. Britain’s Got Talent contestant John Parnell, the Hoola Hoop man, delivered an amazing performance […]