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Understanding your child's digital world - June 2017
This month’s blog is about digital citizenship and raises the issue of young people needing to have a positive online presence as a future life skill when applying for jobs or college.

Co-operatives Fortnight: our story

Monday, June 19, 2017
Co-operatives Fortnight: our story
When Laurie Gregory, an ex-Deputy Director of Social Services, decided to start an independent foster care organisation – he wanted to do something different. 

Farewell to Anne Bard!

Monday, June 12, 2017
Farewell to Anne Bard!
We say a fond farewell to our Director of Childcare, Anne Bard, who retired last Friday.
FCC launch new Life Skills training programme
The Foster Care Co-operative (FCC) life skills training programme has been created to supplement a Pathway Plan, which is a care plan provided by a local authority detailing the services and support required by young people aged 16 to 21 years.  It is a structured and interactive resource to enable FCC’s foster carers to work with their young people according to their age and understanding.

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.

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