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Foster Care Fortnight 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017
Foster Care Fortnight 2017

It’s Foster Care Fortnight 2017 from 8th-21st May! 

​What is Foster Care Fortnight?

Every year The Fostering Network, a leading fostering charity, instigates a two week long campaign aimed at raising awareness of the amazing work done by foster carers and their support network.  It is a time to truly recognise how this work makes so much difference to children’s lives.

Understanding your child's digital world - April 2017
This month's blog is all about voice search, one of the fastest developing technologies on mobile devices, and what this means for child development and keeping our children safe online.

New carer stories!

Monday, April 3, 2017
New carer stories!

"Changing the life of a young person is rewarding in itself.  Even your birth family feel proud of this.  This is why we do it: to make a difference to someone who has nothing..."

Read our brand new carer stories!

Understanding your child's digital world - March 2017
This month is all about Wikis and how learning about Wikis may help support your child’s education.

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2017

We are fully supporting LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2017!

Running from 6th-12th March, the event is led by New Family Social, a charity set up by LGBT adopters and foster carers to provide a network of agencies and support to the LGBT population. 

Manchester University:  care leavers offered 'ambassador' support

Our Transitions and Leaving Care Adviser, Pete Johnson, attended an event at Manchester University called Supporting the Supporters on 15th February.

 

The aim of the event was to provide information to foster carers, social workers, teachers and other practitioners about university places for young people in or leaving care.

Care Day 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017
Care Day 2017

It was Care Day 2017 on Friday 17th February.

Organisations and individuals were encouraged to complete a placard with the prompt of 'I want ________ for children in care and care leavers'.  Staff at FCC were keen to participate

Understanding your child's digital world - February 2017

This month is a special feature on Fake News written in support of Safer Internet Day 2017.

We’re supporting Safer Internet Day 2017!
FCC are fully supporting Safer Internet Day, which falls on 7th February this year.  Safer Internet Day was set up by the UK Safer Internet Centre, and its aim is to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.

Could YOU be a foster carer?

Monday, January 9, 2017
Could YOU be a foster carer?

Could you be a foster carer?

You really don’t need to be a superhero to be a foster carer.  You just need patience, commitment and a caring disposition.  We provide you with full training and 24/7 support to fully prepare you.  As we don’t commercially profit from foster care, we re-invest any surplus income back into providing more care and training for our foster carers.  This is how fostering should be.

If you’re curious, why not make an initial enquiry – with no commitment and no pressure.

You could make a real difference to a child’s life.

 

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