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

AFA News
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

AFA News
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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Spooky activity day

Spooky Activity Day

AFA News
Spooky Activity Day! What a brilliant turn out for our spooky October children’s group! Thank you to everyone who attended, helped out and contributed cakes, pumpkins and time to make the event so good. We all had great fun taking part in a range of activities including pin the tail on the cat, doughnut limbo,…
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a statement from a care leaver

A Statement From a Care Leaver

AFA News
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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World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day 2019

AFA News
World Mental Health Day 2019 It’s World Mental Health Day on 10 October. This year’s focus is on suicide prevention and the World Health Organisation are asking everyone to take “40 seconds of action”. It’s a startling fact that every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. Last year in the UK, we saw an upward…
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