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

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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 conference

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 Capture

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

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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!  

Elaine’s Fostering Journey

4 January, 2017 elaine

Originally, I trained and worked as a nurse in London. I then married and moved out to the countryside to bring up our two daughters. I soon discovered that I enjoyed the company of my girls and their friends and, after positive feedback from parents, I was soon being asked to child-mind in the holidays […]

Fostering Articles | November Top 10

28 November, 2016 Two female friends playing in woods wearing reindeer antlers, girls playing in park at winter

November brings us many things: fireworks night, remembrance day and shorter, colder days. Now that the festivities period is drawing closer, we’ve decided to round up our top 10 articles and blog posts from the month to share with you – from foster care to Christmas tips for parents! Lessons from a first time foster carer | […]

Graffiti Workshop at Long Eaton

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Over half term, children at the Long Eaton office were invited along to participate in an organised Graffiti Workshop. They were given the opportunity to share some of their artistic ideas, and were taught some of the techniques used by professional graffiti artists. They put these skills into practice and helped to create two impressive pieces […]

The Children of Foster Carers

5 October, 2016 Young caucasian kids in Denmark on a summer day.

When a person makes the decision to become a Foster Carer, it means the whole family will be involved in the fostering role. Sons and Daughters month is a national campaign, which celebrates the children of Foster Carers. We want to thank all the children and young people who help their parents with fostering – […]

Long Eaton Team Get Creative!

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A big thank you to the children and carers who came to a number of drop in sessions over the summer, helping us to add some colour to our meeting room! Plain white mugs have been transformed into colourful masterpieces, coasters have been decorated, and canvases adorned with paint, feathers and sequins – and all are […]