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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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World Mental Health Day – Young People

On the day that saw the Prime Minister appoint Jackie Doyle-Price as the new Suicide Prevention Minister amid the first ever global mental health summit, the news is full of stories from celebrities about breaking down mental health stigmas and their own personal journeys.

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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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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.

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