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 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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Transition To Secondary School

It’s that time of year…It’s back to school. Change can be scary, especially when you’re a young person transitioning from Junior School to Secondary. The transition from year 6 to Secondary is super daunting. Do you remember how it felt? One minute you’re the oldest in the school, the next you are bottom of the food […]

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Snap Chat Social Media Update for App Sparks Child Safety Concerns

Stranger’s can view users location on Snapchat You may or may not know what Snapchat is. Snapchat is a Social Media app that allows you to send videos and pictures, both of which will self-destruct after a few seconds of a person viewing them. You can also message other users on this platform via text […]

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Fabulous Foster Carers Come Together for Foster Care Consultation

Fabulous Foster Carers Come Together A quick snap of some of our fabulous Fostering Options Foster Carers at a recent Foster Carer Consultation Group. A time to catch up and celebrate each others triumphs but to also offer support. Our director, Nick Barnsby joined us for a one-to-one session where Foster Carers could air any […]

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Foster Care Celebration

Foster Care Celebration Time!

Congratulations to our Assistant Director, Julie Mountney, on an inspiring 15 years with the foster care company! Julie has herself been a foster carer so brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to her role of Assistant Director from both an organisational, carer and looked after child point of view. Julie was whisked off to a […]

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