Posted 21 December 2021
A survey revealed just under half of us are likely to feel stressed in December, while around a third of us will experience anxiety. We’d like to remind you to take care of yourselves.
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 9 November 2021
Christmas may seem small compared to boosters saving lives and COP26, but your celebrations too could benefit from a bit of preparation – especially if a foster child is involved.
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 21 September 2021
As you say goodbye to summer, don’t even think of staying inside. Instead, grab your sense of adventure and foster a life outdoors this autumn.
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 3 August 2021
Is this another sport-themed blog from us? Well, vaguely – it is the Olympics after all. Really though, it is about support. And connection.
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 22 June 2021
Whatever makes us happy, we can probably agree that happiness itself is a pretty nice feeling. How can we play our part in raising happy kids?
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 4 May 2021
In a couple of weeks, we’ll be celebrating Foster Care Fortnight and thinking about why we care for others, but right now our focus is on self-care.
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 16 March 2021
If going into school again has made a child you care for more anxious, there are lots of ideas which can help - all encourage self-regulation.
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 2 February 2021
If you're struggling with routine, being able to control the controllable can have a surprisingly big impact on how we cope day to day.
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 22 December 2020
We know that Christmas when you’re involved with fostering can be a bit less predictable, but are there any traditions you try and include each year?