We are all the sum of our experiences. Whom we are is a reflection of the people who raised us; the ideas, values, and beliefs we were exposed to; and the things that have happened to us [...]
Becoming a foster carer for the first time is an exciting but sometimes daunting experience. You’re about to embark on an incredible journey – one that is life-changing not just for you and [...]
One of the most common questions people thinking about becoming foster carers have is “what effect could fostering have on my own children?”
When you train to become a social worker, the first thing you learn is that social work is predominately ‘relationship-based’ — that our success often comes down to the quality of the [...]
For many foster carers or people thinking about foster caring, having a child make allegations against them is the ultimate nightmare scenario. It can even be enough to put some people off [...]
Being a foster carer means taking on many roles. On any given day you can be a parent, a friend, a teacher or even a counsellor for the young person who is in your care.