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#NAW2018

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 As today marks the end of National Apprenticeship Week 2018, we want to celebrate the apprenticeship scheme and its positive impacts. Why an apprenticeship? For many people, choosing an apprenticeship may not be the most apparent choice and it’s something that is often overlooked. However, apprenticeships have many benefits for both […]

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Fostering Options Pancake Ideas

Fostering Options Pancake Ideas With Pancake Day nearly here we have compiled a quick, fun and easy pancake recipe for you and any little pancake chef’s. Bunny Pancake: (Makes 1 big pancake) Ingredients: 2 large American style pancakes 1 small banana 2 blueberries 1 strawberry Lets Go  First prepare the fruit. Peel one small banana […]

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Sexual Abuse Awareness Week

Sexual Abuse Awareness Week A staggering 1 in 20 children in the UK are reported as have being sexually abused. These make for unsettling statistics. As a parent/Carer education and awareness are key in the journey to preventing Child Sexual Abuse. When our children and young people are going to be in a possibly risky situation we equip them […]

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Safer Internet Day 2018

What is Safer Internet Day? On the 6th of February 2018, people from across the UK will unite, pledging to make the internet a better place, on Safer Internet Day. Now recognised globally, Safer Internet Day (SID) has grown rapidly in recent years, aiming to protect child and young internet users and create a better […]

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Director Foster Interview

Get to know us: Director, Nick Barnsby

At Fostering Options we understand the importance of building life-long relationships. Each week we will share a short interview with some of our fantastic staff from Fostering Options and the Futures Group. This week it is one of our Directors, Nick Barnsby. What is your current role? Director, Responsible Individual and Agency Decision Maker. I […]

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Christmas letter

Free Christmas Letter Template

With Christmas right around the corner, we are running out of time to get our Christmas letter to the big jolly man in the North Pole! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Download our free printable Christmas letter template by clicking the link below, so you can get them sent over to him and his […]

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Prevent radicalisation e-learning training course

Extremism and Radicalisation: How can we spot the warning signs?

The radicalisation of young people can come in all forms, sizes and cultures. An easy way to look at it from a different angle is to think about a young person you have most contact with – be that pupils, students or colleagues. Now think about a time when one of them recently confided in […]

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GET TO KNOW THE TEAM

Get to know us: Ann-Marie

At Fostering Options we understand the importance of building life-long relationships. Each week we will share a short interview with some of our fantastic staff from Fostering Options and the Futures Group. This week it is the wonderful Ann-Marie. Hello Ann-Marie, how long have you worked at Fostering Options? 2 years What is your current […]

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Attachment Books – Helping Looked After Children

“A Great And Informative Read!”   We have recently finished a copy of ‘A Guide to Attachment – and how it can affect peoples’ lives’, written by John Timpson. Online you’ll find reviews singing it’s praises- ‘One of the most comprehensive books on Attachment ever.’ The author’s name is a well known one, he is Chairman […]

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Letter X – Bullying over Social Media or harmless fun?

‘Letter X’ is the latest craze sweeping the nation – it encourages children to post cruel insults towards an intended victim. “Letter X” is being played using the app, Snapchat. Snapchat is consistently found to be the favored platform when cyberbullying. Concerns have been raised about the suitability of the app for a younger audience. […]

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