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March 31 2021 10:10
“The difference you can make to a child’s life is just truly immeasurable”
Richard shares his experience as a single foster parent and caring for a vulnerable young person during a pandemic.
March 1 2021 12:00
Keeping the Promise
Chrise Grundy Hoban, Head of Operations for Fosterplus Scotland, outlines her commitment to #KeepthePromise for the children and young people of Scotland.
February 18 2021 10:10
“I just couldn't stop thinking to myself, ‘I want to help; I want to make a difference…’”
Sarah and her husband, Steven, decided to embark on a new journey in fostering just over three years ago, after a lifetime of wanting to give children a brighter future.
July 17 2020 9:00
Welcoming our first foster child
Adi and Kelly started fostering in 2019 and have cared for a number of children in a short space of time. Today, they share their experience of welcoming their first child.
June 25 2020 10:10
Lessons from a first time foster parent
Taryn is a foster parent, who shares her experience of fostering and welcoming her first child into her home.
May 22 2020 12:00
Mike and Rose
Rose and Mike, foster parents based in Milton Keynes, have provided over 100 periods of vital care.
May 22 2020 12:00
“There’s nothing like seeing the world through a child’s eyes”
Theresa, a foster parent based in Gloucester, shares the magic of Christmas.
April 7 2020 12:45
Celebrating Foster Parents Who Are Keeping Siblings Together
We are celebrating inspiring foster parents who are keeping siblings in care together.
April 6 2020 9:00
Fostering Assessments with Fosterplus during social distancing
Read how Fosterplus are assessing new foster parents during the Covid-19 government restrictions.
April 3 2020 12:00
“Fostering has given us the ability to become parents for the first time”
Foster parents, Denise and her husband George share how they’ve been able to give children who have had a poor start in life, a better future.
December 20 2019 15:20
Fosterplus Donates Over 300 Items to Food Banks This Christmas
Read how Fosterplus have been collecting food to help those in need during the festive season.
November 29 2019 9:50
Team MK Take On 12-Hour Cyclathon for Children In Need
Read about our 12-hour cyclathon challenge undertaken by Milton Keynes team to raise money for Children in Need.
September 3 2019 12:00
Becoming a single foster mum: my fostering assessment
Single mum, Nikki, shares her experience of being assessed to become a foster parent.
April 29 2019 16:10
Fosterplus Ayr Recognised for Improving Health & Wellbeing of Workforce
Find out more about how our Ayr office has been recognised for helping to improve health and well-being of staff.
March 28 2019 12:00
How to Support Your Own Children When Fostering
If you're thinking of becoming a foster parent, read some great advice from our experienced foster carers on how to support your own children when fostering.
March 28 2019 12:00
Things to do on the First Day with a Foster Child
Our foster carers share advice for welcoming your first foster child and what to do on that first day.
March 28 2019 12:00
How to Prepare for Your First Foster Child
Foster carers share their advice and tips for welcoming your first foster child.
February 5 2019 14:15
5 Tips to Keep Children Safe Online
Read our guidance on how to keep children safe online.
January 25 2019 12:00
How to Get Your Child to Wear a Helmet
Children's safety is so important so we've put together some easy tricks that you can try for getting your child to wear a helmet when out on their bike.
January 23 2019 12:00
"We watched from the window and cried as they drove off"
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.
December 24 2018 10:15
Food Bank Appeal Success
Read about how our teams at Fosterplus have been busy gathering food donations over the festive period to donate to food banks across the country.
December 13 2018 12:00
How You Can Encourage Learning Over Christmas
Take a look at our suggestions for fun, festive activities that encourage learning for children.
December 6 2018 12:00
10 Ways to Make a Foster Child Feel Special at Christmas
Christmas can be a special time for a family. Some of our foster parents share their tips on how to make a foster child feel special and part of the family at Christmas.
December 6 2018 12:00
How You Can Help Your Child Deal with Frustration and Anger
We share advice on supporting your child in managing their emotions, and dealing with feelings of anger and frustration.
October 22 2018 12:00
A New Life In The UK - Senay’s Story
Supervising Social Worker, Sue shares the story of a young boy in our care, who made the brave decision to leave his home country of Eritrea.
October 11 2018 11:55
Edinburgh Has Been Fundraising
Read how our Fosterplus team in Edinburgh have been raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support.
October 7 2018 14:45
Carers Shortlisted for Two Fostering Excellence Awards
Read about our Paisley foster carers who have been shortlisted for two Fostering Excellence Awards.
September 26 2018 12:20
Fostering Better Outcomes
Read the Government Response to the ‘Independent Review into Fostering, Foster Care in England February 2018.
September 14 2018 8:50
The team at Fosterplus Edinburgh have been creating cute and colourful teddy bears which will be given to looked after children and those in traumatic situations.
July 2 2018 12:00
Firefighter Shares Fire Prevention Tips at Carer Support Group
It's important to be aware of fire safety, especially within the home. One of our foster parents who is a Firefighter shares their guidance on fire prevention in the home.
June 19 2018 12:00
“We soon realised that they just wanted to be loved”
Irene started fostering 6 years ago and shares some of her best memories as a foster carer.
May 10 2018 10:50
Summer Kitchen Project Launch
Our Milton Keynes team have launched a brand new campaign to encourage children to grow and cook with their own fruit and vegetables.
February 23 2018 16:05
We’re celebrating LGBT history month
We're dressing up for Purple Friday, to show our support of LGBT history month.
December 7 2017 11:20
Fosterplus Help Raise £1,222 for BBC Children in Need!
Read how our teams at Fosterplus came together to raise an amazing £1,222 for Children in Need.
January 4 2017 9:15
"My one regret? That I didn’t make that call 10 years earlier!"
Originally a nurse, Elaine decided to retrain to be a foster parent. Since being approved, her only regret was that she didn't do it 10 years earlier!
August 17 2016 10:35
A Note From Olympic Champion Laura Trott
Olympic champion, Laura Trott, shares words of wisdom with Fosterplus!
July 22 2016 12:00
A Day In The Life Of A Foster Carer
Sandra and John have been fostering for two years and are caring for a 16-year-old girl called Katlyn. Today, they share a day in the life of a foster family.
March 8 2016 13:45
Edinburgh Team at the Children’s Food Trust Course
Foster Carer Denise and Recruitment Officer Susan had a successful day at the Children’s Food Trust for their Children’s Food course.
March 4 2016 12:00
Fostering on Mother’s Day
Some of our carers share their stories on how they celebrate Mother's Day as a foster parent.
January 29 2016 12:00
"They've been a welcome addition to our family"
Starting out their fostering career caring for younger children, Heidi and Lee decided to take on caring for teenagers too and have loved the joy it brings.
January 8 2016 12:00
How Hard Is It To Keep Siblings In Foster Care Together?
We researched the statistics of siblings in foster care. Bloggers share their views on the findings.
November 13 2015 12:00
Alan and Helen’s Fostering Journey
Alan and Helen have cared for many children during their fostering career, including three unaccompanied teenagers on a long-term basis.
November 10 2015 9:15
Foster Carer Achievement Event
Fosterplus celebrated the achievements of their foster carers in Long Eaton with a special awards lunch.
October 21 2015 10:45
“It doesn’t take much”
Yasmin, a birth daughter of one of our foster parents explains what it's like to be part of a family that fosters.
October 5 2015 12:00
How does fostering affect my benefits?
Learn more about how becoming a foster parent affects any benefits you may be claiming.
September 22 2015 12:00
Mumsnet Questions: What should I expect from my first home visit with the social worker?
So, you’ve expressed your interest to become a foster carer and passed the initial call. But what happens next?
July 9 2015 9:40
How Foster Care helped shape a Champion
Read David's story on how he not only became a Scottish and British Gymnastics Champion, but also competed on behalf of Great Britain and won over 10 gold and silver medals in international competitions.