Next Step Fostering nominate for Fostering Excellence Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Fostering Excellence Awards – the UK’s leading Foster Care awards. This Fostering Network annual event celebrates excellence and outstanding achievement in Fostering; and recognises those who make exceptional contributions to Foster Care every year.
A teacher, a nurse, a mum, a friend – by Debbie Douglas
Debbie Douglas is a foster carer and the Westminster Government’s fostering ambassador. Here she talks about the multiple roles a foster carer takes on – and how proud she is to say that she is a foster carer.
“Fostering is not for all people and definitely not for the faint hearted! But for me I can honestly not think of anything else in my life I’d rather be than a foster mum.
Fostering has helped us as a family
Sean has been fostering with his wife, Marette, for many years in Northern Ireland. Marette has always worked in a childcare environment and from early in their marriage they had agreed that fostering was something they wanted to get involved in. In this blog Sean discusses their fostering experiences.
“Not everyone has good family support and we thought we would offer help where we could.
Fostering becoming a Forces favourite
Fostering is rapidly becoming a favourite new career for those leaving the Forces or Police. More and more Foster Carers are coming to Fostering as a second career from the military and Police as they have many of the skills that a successful Foster Carer needs, including resilience and team-work. While many realise that Fostering needs compassion, understanding and nurturing; the sense of security that can be instilled through routine, respect and boundary setting can not be underestimated.
Walking Eye2Eye for Moorfields
This weekend sees one of our Managers, Clare Aston of the Thames Valley office, stride out on a 14 mile charity walk – from Moorfields Eye Hospital through London and finally to the London Eye – to help raise money to aid invaluable research into helping prevent blindness caused by Choroideremia.