Category Archive for "Fostering Friends"

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ITS SONS AND DAUGHTERS MONTH AGAIN

October is the Fostering Network’s ‘sons and daughters month’. We feel it is really important to mark this month again this year as a celebration of what the children who live in foster families do to help children who become…

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Fostering Friends Bowling

Some of our sons and daughters of foster carers came along to our Fostering Friends Bowling event on Tuesday 29th March 2016. We had children from the age of 4 to 15 attend and everyone had a great time bowling…

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Fostering Friends Group – February 2016

The fostering friends group meet during half term for our first group this year. It was great to see some new faces as well as some existing members. I know a few of you could not make it, but hope…

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October Fostering Friends

The Fostering Friends group met on 26th October 2015. Everyone had fun making their own pizzas for lunch. Nigel and Graeme came to thank the group for all the support that they give their parents in the role of fostering…

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Anti Bullying Week

Bullying is very wrong. It can make you feel that there is no hope in a situation. Being bullied can be upsetting and stressful, and it can affect your life in many different ways, including your self-esteem, relationships, work and…

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The Fostering Friends have the following information and advice

Fostering is looking after a child who hasn’t had the greatest start. Fostering is not permanent but sometimes children stay for a long time. Sometimes it’s only for a short time.     Fostering isn’t always as you imagine it. Fostering is…

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If you want to know more about fostering, please read this:

Having someone new come and live with you will have a huge impact on your life. Although your parent/s will be responsible for the children that some to stay, your life will change too, and you will be involved in…

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Fostering Friends Introduction Leaflet

During 2015 as part of the fostering friends group we created this leaflet for foster carers own children who are new to AFA. We wanted to tell them all about fostering. We have been told that all children will be getting…

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Good things & Hard things about Fostering

Good things about fostering – it gives a child a home when they need one. It also gives them a loving family. Hard things – it can get really hard when you have to share your parents with other people….

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Sharing Mum

In July 1979, when I was 9 years old, my mum gave me the greatest news: my best friend Martin would be coming round to our house every day of the summer holiday! She had told us she was going…

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