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History of Foster Care

— August 30, 2018

Family Care Group have been supporting young people in care to fulfil their potential  throughout the North West and the Midlands since 1988, but fostering goes back much further than this.  Here we give a brief overview of - the history of Foster Care.

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The reality of fostering from reality TV Star

— July 3, 2018

Fostering was gratefully thrusted into the spotlight last week with news reports about TOWIE star Debbie Bright’s experience as a foster carer.

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Fostering "makes you feel so proud"

— June 21, 2018

Ever thought about fostering but not sure what the role would involve? Why not hear from foster carers who have gone through these emotions and emerged as fully fledged foster carers?!

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Foster Carers speak out!

— May 25, 2018

Fostering changes lives, not just for the children and young people in our care but also for our foster carers.  The role is varied depending on the needs of the child, but is hugley rewarding for those who wish to give something back by supporting a child in need.

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Am I good enough?

— May 10, 2018

Fostering a vulnerable young person is an extremely rewarding experience.  If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, you might be wondering if you’re ‘the right kind of person’, it’s only natural to understand that being a foster carer is a responsibility which shouldn’t be taken lightly.  “Am I good enough to foster?” you might ask.

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IFA's Approval Rate Higher

— May 1, 2018

The rate at which Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA's) are approving foster families is higher than Local Authorities for first time in at least 5 years...but the number of approved fostering households in the UK continues to decline.

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Foster Care Fortnight

— April 23, 2018

With Foster Care fortnight ™ fast approaching, we thought there’s no better time to reflect on why this is so important.  Every year thousands of children are placed into foster care.  You could help some of them.

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Holly Scoops Sefton 'No Limits' Award

— March 2, 2018

Last week Holly Huntington, a resident at Links Avenue, received a prestigious Sefton Council ‘No Limits’ Achievement Award for making remarkable and sustained progress in her life…

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Lancashire recognise incredible efforts of foster carers

— February 16, 2018

Last week Lancashire County Council organised a special celebration lunch at County Hall, Preston, to recognise the incredible efforts of foster carers

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Appeal for new Foster Carers

— January 23, 2018

You may have seen in the news this week, Barnardo’s launch a campaign in the Daily Mail to encourage more people to consider becoming foster carers

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Help us support siblings from separation

— November 20, 2017

Our recent news post regarding a shortage of foster carers in the Midlands has been followed by a report from ITV on Saturday morning, specifically relating to the shortage of carers for sibling groups in Wolverhampton.

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Why Couldn't You Foster?

— November 17, 2017

Last month we posted several news articles on the crisis facing the Foster Care system in the North West of England.  The figures are alarming but it shouldn’t be forgotten that this is a reality facing the whole of the UK.

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Who made the blueberry muffins?

— October 27, 2017

On Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October 2017, Family Care hosted Macmillan Coffee morning’s at our offices in Preston and Wolverhampton.

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'Huge Surge' in numbers of children in care

— October 20, 2017

Last week, concerning details came to light through various news outlets regarding a ‘huge surge’ in the number of children in care. 

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The Role of a Placement Officer

— October 4, 2017

Wondering what we're up to?  Take a look at our summary of a day in the life of a Placement Officer...

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