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Fostering during lockdown

Fostering during the new reality

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 some, this has…
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My Name is Why

“My Name Is Why” by Lemn Sissay

“My Name Is Why” by Lemn Sissay Book review by Toni Adriano, Registered Manager I had heard of Lemn Sissay but not been aware of this book until it was lent to me. I often struggle to find the time to read anything not directly work related but discovered that this was an easy to…
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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

AFA News
Black Lives Matter All at AFA abhor racism and all forms of discrimination. This article is not an attempt to promote AFA on the back of Black Lives Matter. We do, however, recognise the importance of continually pushing to change and that change has been needed for very many years. We have, therefore, decided to…
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The AFA Team

A Message from Our Directors

A Message From Our Directors As a business we feel quite fortunate in the current crisis that we are an essential service delivering to the public sector and are able to continue to operate without disruption, something many businesses have not been able to do. Children in Local Authority Care will continue to need to…
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spare room for fostering

Why Does Fostering Require a Spare Bedroom?

Caring for children
Why Does Fostering Require a Spare Bedroom? There are lots of people who would dearly love to foster. Many possess the right skills and aptitude, but are disappointed to find that they cannot go forward to assessment because they do not have a spare bedroom to offer for fostering. In this article, we will try…
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coronavirus and fostering

Information on Covid-19 – Coronavirus

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Information on Covid-19 – Coronavirus You will no doubt have found a lot of information on the internet on this subject, but here are some key links which will give you information and help: General Advice on Covid-19 Government guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations – https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children…
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Parent and child fostering

Fostering Babies and Parent and Child Fostering

Caring for children
Fostering Babies and Parent and Child Fostering Over the past year, there has been an increase in the number of babies being taken into local authority care. In some cases, where mothers have continued to abuse substances during pregnancy, babies are born addicted to drugs or alcohol. That’s why at AFA Fostering, our foster carers…
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Christmas for foster children

5 Ways Christmas Might Be Different for Fostered Children

Caring for children
5 Ways Christmas Might Be Different for Fostered Children As we head into 2020, all of us at AFA Fostering, along with our busy foster carers, are getting ready for the last Christmas of the decade.   For many, it’s a time of big grocery shopping trips, school plays, hanging festive decorations, lots of mince pies, secret Santa presents, office parties and Christmas…
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news for foster carers

Some Interesting Reading for Foster Carers

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Some Interesting Reading for Foster Carers We’re nearing the end of the year, and I wanted to share two pieces of work I recently came across. They are both ‘feel good’ stories that confirm just how valued foster carers are in the eyes of the children and young people they look after. Firstly, news from…
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