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Mental Health Confusion

— February 15, 2019

Is there a rise in mental health difficulties among young people or are we simply more aware of mental health problems and diagnosing them more efficiently?

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Shortage of Foster Carers in Lancashire

— February 8, 2019

The number of children in care in Lancashire has risen by almost 20% over the past 4 years, far outweighing the number of available foster carers.  Could you foster?

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What is a Young Carer?

— January 30, 2019

Young Carers Awareness day aims to raise awareness of the sacrifices children are making to support ill or disabled family members.  More support is needed to ensure young carers have the same opportunities as their peers.

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I have dogs and other pets - can I still be a foster carer?

— January 25, 2019

Not sure if you can foster because you have dogs or other pets?  Many foster carers have dogs and other pets in the home, it's rarely a problem.  Find out more.

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£45m Funding Boost To Train Children's Social Workers

— January 11, 2019

The government has announced a £45m funding boost to train 900 children's social workers over the next 3 years, through the social work charity 'Frontline'.

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New Year's Resolution To Become A Foster Carer?

— January 5, 2019

New Year, New You!  You know how the saying goes.  New Year’s resolutions typically focus on self-improvement: lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more often.  This year why not do something that lasts a little longer?

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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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