Introducing Next Step’s Dedicated Children’s Champion

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Michelle Batchelor, Next Step Fostering Group Children’s Champion.

“I am passionate about giving young people opportunities …

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Next Step: DofE Licensed Organisation

Michelle Batchelor, Next Step Group Children's Champion (left) and Lesley Ward, Director of the Next Step Fostering Group (right) receive their DofE Licensed Organisation plaque from adventurer Levinson Wood (centre) - Buckingham Palace, May 2016.

Michelle Batchelor, Next Step Group Children’s Champion (left) and Lesley Ward, Director of the Next Step Fostering Group (right) receive their Duke of Edinburgh Award Licensed Organisation plaque from adventurer Levinson Wood (centre) – Buckingham Palace, May 2016.

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Twenty Five go A-Venturing in Kent

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Saturday 20th August, 2016 saw our Next Step Group Children’s Champion take our first group of secondary school, looked after children for some outdoor activities at Arethusa Venture Centre, Upnor.

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Next Step is recruiting foster carers

The government announced on the 12th March that the so called “bedroom tax” will not apply to foster carers. We welcome this change and this amended policy makes sense given the generous tax reliefs and allowances that are already available to carers.

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