Fostering Guides

Fostering During The New Reality

As the social-distancing rules have been relaxed, we take a look at how our own foster carers coped with and adapted to the Covid-19 lockdown, and how it affected children in their care. Some carers are trying to recreate the school day to give some structure. For...

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Sensory Care Made Simple: Touch

Sensory Care Made Simple: Touch

Senses are the way we detect our world, helping us understand what we see, hear, touch, smell and taste. We also have three other senses which help us to detect the world. They are largely unknown but play a crucial role in how we feel. These senses are called...

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Keeping Kids Safe in Summer

We’ve all been enjoying our unusually hot summer weather. But it can bring unexpected risks and dangers. Don’t forget: Avoid dehydration Toddlers and young children can easily become dehydrated: 1 - 3 years old should be drinking 1 to 1.5 litres of fluid per day 5 - 8...

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Keeping Foster Children Safe on the Internet

AFA believes that we need to teach our young people how to use the internet in a safe way. Safer internet use starts at home! Here are some tips from the UK Safer Internet Centre on how to start: Open and honest conversations Talk regularly with the foster children in...

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