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 […]

Poetry Competition Winner

4 October, 2018

As National Poetry Day began to approach we launched a Poetry Competition for all of our foster children and birth children to take part in. National Poetry Day is a UK wide celebration of poetry and all things poetical. It is about everybody sharing, reading, writing and enjoying poetry. With this years theme being ‘change’ […]

Fostering Better Outcomes

26 September, 2018

This is a brief summary of ‘Fostering Better Outcomes’ – the Government Response to the ‘Independent Review into Fostering, Foster Care in England February 2018 (also known as the Fostering Stocktake Report) and the Education Select Committee’s Enquiry into Fostering December 2017. It can be found on the DfE website together with a version for […]

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 […]