Foster Care Fortnight

Foster Care Fortnight 2019

AFA News
Foster Care Fortnight 2019 What is Foster Care Fortnight? Foster Care Fortnight is an annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering. Run by The Fostering Network, the campaign seeks to highlight the important role fostering plays in changing young lives. This year, the campaign runs from the 13 to 26 May. An important function…
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Easter Activity

Easter Activity Day

AFA News
Easter Activity Day We held our Easter Activity Day at Rackheath Village Hall. The event was well attended with more than expected which we were very pleased to see! We had a variety of activities to do. We had an animal experience where we got to hold and pet different animals from bearded dragons, spiders,…
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Zadie

What Our Carers Say: Zadie, AFA Foster Carer

What Our Carers Say
What Our Carers Say: Zadie 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 whole…
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Foster carer case study

What Our Carers Say: Sam, AFA Foster Carer

What Our Carers Say
What Our Carers Say: Sam 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

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

What Our Carers Say
What Our Carers Say: Max and Gary “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…
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We’re supporting Elly in The London Marathon

AFA News
We’re supporting Elly in The London Marathon Elly, the daughter of one of our foster carers is running the London Marathon this year. She’s raising money for Childhood First, a wonderful charity that helps children and young people who suffer severe emotional and psychological difficulties. When we heard about Elly’s efforts, we were only too happy…
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how to become a foster parent

How to become a foster parent

Caring for children
How To Become A Foster Parent Becoming a foster parent isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. It takes dedication, kindness and commitment to make a difference to a child’s life. To help you decide if you’ve got what it takes, you can read our Top 10 Foster Carer Qualities. Once you’ve decided that you would…
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sensory care made simple

Sensory Care Made Simple: Touch

Caring for children
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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