Case Studies

Case Study: A Statement From A Care Leaver

Case Study: A Statement From A Care Leaver

It's National Care Leavers Week (24 - 31st October 2019). We thought it would be good to mark the occasion by sharing this heart-warming statement from one of our care leavers: "Many people may argue that being in care is not the best place to be. There are negative...

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FCF19: What our carers say: Jennie and Lee

FCF19: What our carers say: Jennie and Lee

In the 3 years we have been fostering we have had 3 longer term placements and 2 children stay for a short break whilst their carers were on holiday. The youngest young person being a 5 week old baby and the eldest being 6 years of age. Our own youngest child is now...

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What Our Carers Say: Zadie, AFA Foster Carer

What Our Carers Say: Zadie, AFA Foster Carer

"Our placement manager has been a cornerstone in achieving our goal as foster carers. When we had a million questions to ask, she answered every one with a smile. When we went through to panel the words “you’ll be fine” were ringing through our ears. And we were. The...

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What Our Carers Say: Sam, AFA Foster Carer

What Our Carers Say: Sam, AFA Foster Carer

"Me and my husband have been fostering for nearly five and a half years with AFA. Throughout this time we have had a number of placements with varying challenges. Our very first placement was a sibling group who were with us for just over a year. This came with many...

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What Our Carers Say: Max and Gary, AFA Foster Carers

What Our Carers Say: Max and Gary, AFA Foster Carers

"“What do you do?” people ask. “We’re a fostering family” I reply. “Oh that’s amazing, I couldn’t do that. I wouldn’t be able to give them back”. “Oh really” I always say, thinking to myself “you think we just give them back?!” When we first started fostering it was...

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