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Fostering Friends is a group of children and young people who all live in foster families. This means that they are ‘Children who foster’.

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Fostering friends meet a few times a year. Each year we have a fun event to attend for all children who foster from 0 to adult. The group also meets at two other times a year.

October was the Fostering Network’s ‘sons and daughters month’. This is a celebration of what the children who live in foster families do to help children who become a part of their family.

Our fostering friends group in October was able to identify the good and hard things about fostering. Some of the good including helping and supporting others and having someone to share your lives and family with. The hard things are learning to live with others and seeing your parents get upset or stressed.

We would like to hear from any of you about your experience of fostering, good, bad or somewhere in the middle.

It would also be good to hear from our carers about their children and how they see what they give to their family.

If you have anything to say, please either pass this on through your family’s placement manager or otherwise send us an email at info@afafostering.com

The following was compiled by the ‘Fostering Friends’ group:

Fostering is:

  • 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. Some-times it’s only for a short time.
  • Fostering isn’t always as you imagine it.
  • Fostering is harder than people think. Some children you foster can be friendly, kind and generous but sometimes they hurt you and your feelings.
Things to remember:

  • Think positive
  • Make them feel welcome and at home
  • Don’t make the argument worse
  • Sharing is important
  • As soon as you make friends with them they might leave
  • Give them space, time and understanding
  • If you are upset or worried talk to your mum and/or dad

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Fostering Friends Blog

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AFA Easter Pottery Party!!

emmah
AFA Fostering Friends Easter Pottery party was really fun, The Clay Barn Pottery came to do pottery painting with us. This was a treat for all of us who are children who foster to thank us for all our hard...
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Foster Friends Skills to Foster

emmah
As part of the Skills to Foster training for potential carers, the Fostering Friends attended a presentation workshop on Wednesday 5th April 2017. This involved them identifying what they felt new children who may foster school know and decided how...
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Fostering Friends event

emmah
On Monday 24th, after a session of Bowling the sons and daughters of our carers were invited to attend the Fostering Friends group. This was an all boy event on this occasion! We spent some time playing and reviewing the...
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Sons and Daughters Month

emmah
This is the final blog this month for sons and daughters of our foster carers or for those who are thinking of fostering What do I do if I am upset or angry? The first thing is to remember that...
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Sons and Daughters Month

emmah
Here is more information for sons and daughters of our foster carers or for those who are thinking of fostering Secrets Sometimes a fostered child might tell you something and ask you not to tell anyone. This might be to...
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Sons and Daughters Month

emmah
Here is more information for sons and daughters of our foster carers or for those who are thinking of fostering Dealing with things that annoy you The thing sons and daughters of foster carers often find most difficult to deal...
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Sons and Daughters Month

emmah
This is the second in a serious for sons and daughters of foster carers, written by AFA. It may be that this is helpful for people who are thinking about fostering Obviously, you will want to know as much as...
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Sons and Daughters Month

emmah
AFA works hard to support all of our sons and daughters of foster carers and to make sure that they are recognised for the important part that they plan. This is the first in a serious of blogs which gives...
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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

emmah
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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