Becoming an LGBT Foster Carer

Becoming an LGBT Foster Carer

A foster carer, regardless of their sexual orientation, must be able to create a conducive environment for a foster child/young adult to be happy, healthy and stable. LGBT-affirming families can be instrumental in the personal development of a young person that...
WAYS IN WHICH FOSTER CARE CHANGES LIVES

WAYS IN WHICH FOSTER CARE CHANGES LIVES

WAYS IN WHICH FOSTER CARE CHANGES LIVES       Listen to this page in audio format:        Here are some of the ways in which foster care changes lives. For the foster child Unlike adoption, foster care is not permanent, and the duration varies...
How to Calm a Stressed Child Entering Foster Care

How to Calm a Stressed Child Entering Foster Care

Listen to this page in audio format:   Going through the foster care can be a trying time for children, which is understandable considering the sensitive circumstances that they’ll be in. During this time, the child is going through a wide range of emotions and...
Christmas with Foster Children

Christmas with Foster Children

Helping Foster Children Through the Holiday Season It’s supposedly ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, but for foster children, the Christmas period can sometimes feel like the exact opposite. Rather than happiness and warmth, Christmas time can make foster...
What we do for Young People in Foster Care

What we do for Young People in Foster Care

What we do for Young People in Foster Care We work with young people who are in care and facing difficulties in their life, providing short and long-term accommodation as well as practical help and advice. Family Works Fostering addresses the home life issues which...
The Benefits of Reading Out Loud to Kids

The Benefits of Reading Out Loud to Kids

The Benefits of Reading Out Loud to Your Kids   There are many benefits to reading out loud to your kids, listening to a story also imparts unique advantages. Helps children grasp big picture aspects of narrative. Especially early on, it takes a lot of mental...