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373 children in care in Peterborough!

As detailed in the City Council‘s latest Budget Proposal Plans, the local authority are currently supporting 373 children in care, in 2011/12 this number was… 101 more words

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Big hitters in children’s social care launch care crisis review

A wide-ranging review of the current care crisis, including the reasons behind the spike in care cases and the number of children in care, has been launched with a view to reporting in June 2018. 623 more words

This Week In Fostering

Absent parents in children's fiction: traumatic or liberating?

I recently attended Lemn Sissay’s Happiness Workshop for care leavers at Battersea Arts Centre, London. The session was a holistic look at overcoming trauma in the life and past of an adult care leaver, and Sissay offered the group some insight into his own experiences of the care system; a psychologist also led the group in some meditation exercises. 1,691 more words


Young People in care bring beauty to the Brewhouse

Somerset Young People in Care joined forces with a group of South West street artists to create a beautiful mural at the Brewhouse Arts Theatre, Taunton. 332 more words

Press Releases

Alberta child advocate wants more supports after suicides of Indigenous teens

One Indigenous teenager killed himself in a group home after being denied a call to his mother. Another committed suicide after living on the streets, his calls for help denied. 510 more words


Standard deviation

Councils ‘wrong’ to insist carers pay for home to school transport

Foster carers are wrongly being expected to cover the cost of transporting children to and from school from their fostering allowance, it has emerged following a… 937 more words

This Week In Fostering

Adoption is not the easy answer to completing your family

Recently I was asked if I would be prepared to speak to the media to represent the our adoption agency for National Adoption Week.  I had no problem with speaking to the media as I do it for my job however, I am worried about the realities of ‘promoting’ adoption as I wouldn’t wish what we have been through on anyone.  360 more words