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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

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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


Tech, teens and missing education

6 December 2016

Sometimes real life gets in the way of our weekly round-up and last week we overlooked Louise Tickle’s article for the Guardian… 498 more words

Foster Care News

Children In Care 'In Need Of Early Education But Too Few Receive It'

Opportunities to narrow the achievement gap between looked after children (children in care) and their peers are being missed because too many of them do not receive good quality early education places, says research funded by the Nuffield Foundation. 546 more words

Breaking News

Care and compassion?

Far greater support is needed to help carers combat the impacts of compassion fatigue or “blocked care”, according to the first national study into the issue led by the University of Bristol… 528 more words

Foster Care News


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I don’t really know what this is.

This was sent to my phone during Adobe group discussion I seem to be a part of and i don’t know how that actually happened. 303 more words