How You Can Encourage Learning Over Christmas

13 December, 2018

We are reaching a rather exciting time as the Christmas holidays are approaching nearer! Even though it Is such a busy time, Christmas can still provide many opportunities for our children and young people to practice the skills they have been learning at school. No one wants to do extra homework, but when learning is […]

10 Ways to Make a Foster Child Feel Special at Christmas

6 December, 2018

Christmas is a magical time of year for children, but it can be difficult for many young people in foster care, as the memories and emotions of the past come flooding back. As the festive season approaches, we ask some of our Foster Carers for their tips on how to bring back the joy and […]

Christmas Card Competition Winner

This week we picked this year’s annual Christmas card competition winner – with so many incredible designs it was not easy to choose an overall winner! We received so many entries that our offices already look fully decorated for Christmas. We put out an email to all of our local offices looking for the best […]

How You Can Help Your Child Deal with Frustration and Anger

Does your foster child sometimes struggle to regulate their emotions? Do not worry, you’re not alone. Many of the children and young people coming into care suffer from severe emotional delays, often due to their past experience of neglect and abuse. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for a looked after child to not be reaching the […]

Feeling Christmassy in Stonehouse

27 November, 2018

On Friday 23rd November, our wonderful Stonehouse team, carers and children all took a Christmassy trip down to the Gloucester Quays ice-rink. Everyone made sure to wrap up warm as they skated their way around the chilly rink. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a well deserved hot chocolate to warm up and talk about the lovely evening they had all spent […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2018: Choose Respect

16 November, 2018

Bullying can cause many young people to feel isolated, worthless and insecure. Over time, repeated bullying may also cause a child some serious, lasting issues, as their confidence and self-esteem diminishes. The Anti-Bullying Alliance have launched their annual Anti-Bullying Week campaign this week and this year’s theme is to choose respect over bullying. The theme […]

National Hug a Bear Day

7 November, 2018

Today is National Hug a Bear Day and we’re celebrating the comfort that these cuddly companions bring to a child in care. Over the next 12 months, it’s expected that more than 30,000 children will come into care and sadly, many of these children may come into care with very little personal belongings, just the […]

Suzanne and Chris’ Fostering Story

23 October, 2018

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 […]

Senay’s Story – A New Life In The UK

Imagine leaving everything you know behind; your home, your family and your friends. Imagine not knowing where you would go or whether you’d ever see your family again. Imagine making that decision when you are just 11 years old. Our Supervising Social Worker, Sue, shares the story of a young boy in our care, who […]

Edinburgh Has Been Fundraising

11 October, 2018

The Edinburgh team spent their Friday morning fundraising! On the 28th September, the wonderful staff of our Edinburgh office banded together with baked goods to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. Organised by Susan and Karen, the team hosted a bake sale which was open to all Edinburgh staff and carers. It was an excellent […]