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16 February: News Round-up

DEATHS AMONG care leavers aged 18 to 21 could be seven times higher than the general population of the same age, … 975 more words

Foster Care News

Joe Carlebach: We need to work together to honour our commitments to vulnerable children.

Cllr Joe Carlebach is a councillor for Avonmore and Brook Green Ward.

I was very disappointed when I heard that there was to be a halt to the current programme to receive unaccompanied refugee children coming to the UK who are particularly at risk. 356 more words

Children In Care

Can't Choose Your Family

You can’t choose your family,’ said the eighty-nine-year-old man to his five-year-old great-grandson.

These are the very words that set me on the well-travelled family history trail; ducking and diving through swathes of digitised records, crawling in and out of rabbit holes lined with red herrings and eventually uncovering a family that you would definitely…

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Christmas at Abbey House for children in care

In December 2016, Abbey House Museum, Leeds hosted a special Christmas celebration for the city’s children in care. This followed on from a toy appeal which they had been running for the previous six months. 327 more words

Leeds Museums And Galleries

Somerset steps up to social work recruitment challenge

Somerset County Council is bidding for funding for a follow-up to its successful initiative to train children’s social workers.

In January 2017, the Council will find out if central government has supported its bid to offer the Step Up to Social Work Programme for the second time. 476 more words

Press Releases

Tidings of comfort (and joy?)

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening…  Or maybe not.

But you get the picture. The season of goodwill is upon us so we will take a break from our typical weekly round-up of all the stuff  happening in the world of foster care – if I see anything you need or might want to know I will aim to tweet accordingly. 601 more words

Foster Care News

'I could have been Serenity': former Alberta foster child haunted by past in care

Kane Blacque is a successful and happy 40-year-old Edmonton man but you would never guess that knowing how cruel his childhood was.

“My memories as a child – even as a baby – there’s nothing but trauma, chaos and abuse.” 724 more words