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Practical tips, advice, and information for current and future foster carers across London and UK.

News & Advice

Practical tips, advice, and information for current and future foster carers across London and UK.

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foster carer tips uk

BECOMING A CARER

5 Big, Useful Tips for New Foster Carers


Are you looking forward to welcoming your first young person into your foster home? Check out our top 5 tips for foster carers..

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matching

BECOMING A CARER

How Do Foster Carers & Children Get Matched?

Carefully matching foster carers and children is the key to any foster placement getting off to the best possible start…

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fostering and autism

ADVICE FOR CARERS

How to foster a young person with autism


Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world around them…

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foster carer tips uk

BECOMING A CARER

5 Big, Useful Tips for New Foster Carers

Are you looking forward to welcoming your first young person into your foster home? Check out our top 5 tips for foster carers..

Read more…

clock icon   8 mins
matching

BECOMING A CARER

How Do Foster Carers & Children Get Matched?

Carefully matching foster carers and children is the key to any foster placement getting off to the best possible start…

Read more…

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fostering and autism

ADVICE FOR CARERS

How to foster a young person with autism

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world around them…

Read more…

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being in foster care in uk

ADVICE FOR CARERS

What kind of support does a foster carer get?

The first thing you need to know about becoming a foster carer is you’re not alone. There’s a wealth of foster carer support available. Even if you are a single carer there is a big professional team behind you all the way.

 

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being in foster care in uk
systemic approach to foster care

THERAPEUTIC FOSTERING

What is Systemic Family Therapy?

In social work and psychology there are around 50 kinds of therapy used in practice. So, what exactly is a systemic approach to foster care, which is therapeutic in its approach? Each kind of therapy uses different techniques…

 

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foster parents support

BECOMING A CARER

What’s it like being a foster carer in the UK?

Becoming a foster carer in the UK is a life-changing decision – not just for the young person you’re welcoming into your home, but for you as the carer and for your family and support network, too.

 

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foster parents support

Becoming a Carer

Understanding the tasks involved in the fostering and the assessment the process doesn’t need to be complicated. Check out our short and easy to read blogs.

daily logs

BECOMING A CARER

Daily Logs – Everything a foster carer needs to know

Writing daily logs is part of the job for every foster carer in the UK. These logs are a written account of what has been happening for a young person while they’ve been looked after by their foster carer on any given day.

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can single people become foster carers

BECOMING A CARER

Can single people become foster carers?

Can single people really become foster carers? If you are a single person who’s interested in becoming a foster carer, you probably have lots of questions about what it’s like and whether you’re even eligible.

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interventive approach foster care

BECOMING A CARER

What is an interventive approach in foster care?

Through our training at Lika, we prepare our foster carers to do a little extra thinking when it comes to interventions. This is central to how we support our foster carers and help the young people in our care.

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daily logs

BECOMING A CARER

Daily Logs – Everything a foster carer needs to know

Writing daily logs is part of the job for every foster carer in the UK. These logs are a written account of what has been happening for a young person while they’ve been looked after by their foster carer on any given day.

Read more..

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can single people become foster carers

BECOMING A CARER

Can single people become foster carers?

Can single people really become foster carers? If you are a single person who’s interested in becoming a foster carer, you probably have lots of questions about what it’s like and whether you’re even eligible.

Read more..

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interventive approach foster care

BECOMING A CARER

What is an interventive approach in foster care?

Through our training at Lika, we prepare our foster carers to do a little extra thinking when it comes to interventions. This is central to how we support our foster carers and help the young people in our care.

Read more..

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Systemic Fostering

Therapeutic approaches in fostering is our expertise. Read our top tips in how to implement therapeutic strategies with young people

therapeutic letters

SYSTEMIC FOSTERING

How writing therapeutic letters can transform a foster child’s life

Words are powerful. They create, shape and influence our relationships and the way we see the world. Genuine and thought-provoking words can inspire and conjure new meaning for the…

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systemic foster care

SYSTEMIC FOSTERING

A therapist’s 8 top tips for successful systemic foster care

Becoming a foster carer often brings with it new parenting challenges many people have never come across before – even those who’ve raised their own children.

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therapeutic parenting

SYSTEMIC FOSTERING

How to put therapeutic ideas into practice

Therapeutic parenting (or therapeutic foster care) is all about understanding that those behaviours are an expression of that trauma, rather than naughtiness, and being able to respond in a way that both builds…

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therapeutic letters

SYSTEMIC FOSTERING

How writing therapeutic letters can transform a foster child’s life

Words are powerful. They create, shape and influence our relationships and the way we see the world. Genuine and thought-provoking words can inspire and conjure new meaning for the…

Read more..

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systemic foster care

SYSTEMIC FOSTERING

A therapist’s 8 top tips for successful systemic foster care

Becoming a foster carer often brings with it new parenting challenges many people have never come across before – even those who’ve raised their own children.

Read more..

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therapeutic parenting

SYSTEMIC FOSTERING

How to put therapeutic ideas into practice

Therapeutic parenting (or therapeutic foster care) is all about understanding that those behaviours are an expression of that trauma, rather than naughtiness, and being able to respond in a way that both builds a good…

Read more..

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Advice for Carers

Fostering is always changing, so should the advice and guidance offered to foster carers. Our latest blog ensures you’re always in the know.

how to end a foster care placement therapeutically

ADVICE FOR CARERS

How to end a foster care placement therapeutically

When you end a foster care placement, it can be emotionally very difficult for the young person in care. These sorts of moments — endings and transitions…

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taking risks foster care

ADVICE FOR CARERS

How taking risks can improve foster care relationships

Testing the limits of a trusted relationship is called “relational risk-taking” and it’s something we at Lika…

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anxiety in foster children

ADVICE FOR CARERS

How to help a foster child with their anxiety

Anxiety in a foster child can be crippling. Not just for the young person experiencing it, but for you, as their carer, not knowing how to help.

Read more..

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how to end a foster care placement therapeutically

ADVICE FOR CARERS

How to end a foster care placement therapeutically

When you end a foster care placement, it can be emotionally very difficult for the young person in care. These sorts of moments — endings and transitions…

Read more..

clock icon   6 mins
taking risks foster care

ADVICE FOR CARERS

How taking risks can improve foster care relationships

Testing the limits of a trusted relationship is called “relational risk-taking” and it’s something we at Lika…

Read more..

clock icon   6 mins
anxiety in foster children

ADVICE FOR CARERS

How to help a foster child with their anxiety

Anxiety in a foster child can be crippling. Not just for the young person experiencing it, but for you, as their carer, not knowing how to help.

Read more..

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