Out of hours contact rota: How to reach us over Christmas

All our offices will be closing at 3pm on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 2nd January 2020. During this time, should you need us you will need to refer to the following rota and NOT the usual out of hours phone number.

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Foster Carers and children to bust myths about Fostering

Under an exciting new project, the Next Step Fostering Group are working with a young film maker , who happens to have grown up in a Fostering family, to bring together Foster Carers and former looked after children to talk about their own experiences of Fostering and tell their stories.

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‘Bedroom Tax’ exemption for Foster Carers

The Fostering Network has recently announced that the Government has reconsidered proposals which would have penalised Foster Carers who claim housing benefit.

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Carers recognised in New Year’s Honours list

86 individuals who work with children and young people in care, have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

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Exclusive discounts for Foster Carers

As a Next Step Foster Carer you will receive complimentary membership to the Fostering Network where you can access a range of special member discounts – from money off holidays and insurance to discounted days out and mortgages.

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