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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.