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Picnic in the Sunshine!

Fostering Options held a picnic for their Foster Carers and Young People Some of our wonderful Foster Carers and Young People had fun at a picnic held by Fostering Options on Saturday 21st July. There was face painting, glitter tattoos, games and everyone enjoyed the brilliant sunshine. A great day had by all!     […]

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Online safety series

A parents guide to Emojis

As a parent, and smartphone user, you may know what Emojis are. Popular amongst young people, we investigate whether Emojis are as innocent as they seem. Today is National Emoji Day! Emojis are small images used in messages to covey a person’s thoughts or feelings. We are taking this opportunity to delve into the darker […]

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Free Childcare

Foster parents to receive free childcare

Foster parents to receive 30 hours free childcare Fantastic news, from September all Foster Parents will have access to the Governments ’30 hours free childcare’ initiative; another great step in the right direction by providing Carers with the same rights to free childcare, as other working families in the UK. Foster Parents will now have the option […]

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How do I become a foster carer?

It’s ‘how do I become a foster carer’ day! We know that the fostering process can seem confusing and daunting, so we have simplified it all for you below. What is a foster carer? Foster carers are ordinary people that come from all walks of life but are extraordinary in their ability to open their […]

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LAC Achievements

‘Proud to be fostered’ The theme of Foster Care Fortnight this year is ‘proud to support fostering.’ We are incredibly proud of all our staff, carers and young people who are part of the fostering task. Some of our amazing Looked After Children from Fostering Options have said why they are proud to be fostered, […]

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Who needs fostering FO

Who needs fostering?

It’s ‘who needs fostering’ day! We are exploring why children come into foster care and the types of children you could expect to foster as a carer. According to Coram BAAF, on the 31st of March 2017, there were 72,670 children in the care of local authorities in England. Out of those, 53,420 children were […]

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Foster Care Fortnight

Foster Care Fortnight 2018

It’s nearly Foster Care Fortnight! It is only TEN days until we join The Fostering Network and many, many others in celebrating the start of #FCF18 Foster Care Fortnight 2018. What better way to kick things off than participating in a Thunderclap. A Thunderclap is a coordinated, mass social media posting to raise awareness of […]

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Online safety series

A parent’s guide to Fortnite

As a parent, you may have heard of the game Fortnite, a hot topic of conversation in the media recently, with controversy over its suitability for children. Suzanne, a mum and a guest on the daytime TV programme, ‘This Morning’, confessed that her son ‘stopped socializing’ and became ‘obsessed’ with the game. She states that […]

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13 Egg-cellent ideas for keeping the kids busy this Easter

With the Easter half term approaching (as well as the promise of that long weekend), you may be in need of some fun activities to keep the little ones entertained. Luckily, we have come up with 16 egg-cellent ideas of things to do and places to go in your area! The Great Outdoors 1. At Waddesdon […]

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