From Fostering to the House of Commons

A story from the Fostering Network.

Last year, Kate Osborne was elected as MP for Jarrow in the North East of England for the first time. Prior to this, Kate was a Foster Carer. Before lockdown was announced in March, Vicki Swain, campaigns manager at The Fostering Network, went to meet her at her office in the House of Commons.

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A day in the life of a Foster Carer and family under lockdown

For the first eight weeks of lockdown, 2 of our Carers, Boyd & Lynne were in lockdown at their Essex, holiday lodge. “We were with our four looked-after children, TMT, RT, KR, and TD; and our daughter, Hayley has her own caravan with our granddaughters EP and KP. We all thought it would be a safer environment for the children and we were fortunate to be able to stay. Here is just a glimpse of our ‘lockdown lives’…

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Get Young Money Savvy with Martin Lewis

Young Money releases a financial guidebook to help young people to be more ‘money savvy’, with help and funding from Money Saving Expert Founder, Martin Lewis.

Aimed at students aged 15 to 16, the textbook (and free pdf) will teach them about savings, budgeting, borrowing, student loans and identity theft.

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Fostering Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Louise came into care when she was six and a half and after turning 18 applied to work for the Royal Navy. Not only has she excelled in her career since, she has also represented the force in several sports. #fosterhappiness 

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