Posted 7 December 2021
Christmas is a time when a lot of emergency placements are needed and expecting the unexpected becomes even more important than usual. And more challenging too.
Posted 23 November 2021
Advent serves as an effective countdown clock for foster carers. Reminding us all to buy the right presents, be present and face the Father Christmas conundrum.
Posted 26 October 2021
As the time of year approaches when the world seems set on scary, dark things, it seems appropriate to think about what worries the children we work with.
Posted 12 October 2021
Even the best of us need a little support sometimes and this is super true in fostering, although perhaps not in the way you’re thinking.
Posted 7 September 2021
Behaviour is a part of our identity so how can we positively manage problematic behaviours and help foster children live their best life?
Posted 17 August 2021
Encouraging and facilitating positive mental health habits is the best remit, along with modelling them yourself. But what habits will help?
Posted 20 July 2021
To help you make the most of the next six weeks, we’ve put together our top tips for surviving the summer - let’s face it, we’re all due a good time!
Posted 6 July 2021
Does a disadvantaged start in life preclude foster children from reaching their full potential in a sport or hobby? Not according to Novak Djokovic.
Posted 8 June 2021
Hooray for hugs and holidays! Hooray for cinemas, soft play and sports crowds! Yes, just in time for the summer, we’re all allowed to do more again!
Posted 18 May 2021
We may be a varied team here at Footprints, but we agree that our big care is foster care. As part of FCF 2021, we asked each other #whywecare?
Posted 20 April 2021
We get that laws can be misunderstood and myths abound, because for years the same has been true for the regulations surrounding foster caring.
Posted 6 April 2021
Young people worry about school, friendships and climate change. Most are not new, but more shocking are the latest figures on mental health.
Posted 2 March 2021
The organisers of #IWD2021 believe that a challenged world is a changed world. We’re taking a look at the stories of four inspirational women.
Posted 16 February 2021
It’s Pancake Day – hooray! Possibly the most delicious day of the year has arrived and we are excited to get mixing, flipping and munching.
Posted 19 January 2021
Is it safe to ask how your New Year’s resolutions are going? We hope you’re still going strong, but if those goals seem long gone, don’t worry.
Posted 5 January 2021
Yes, we’ve just entered a new lockdown, but there’s still the hope of holidays, hugs and new adventures on the horizon!