Fostering Ltd Blog

We know fostering can seem like a confusing process at times, but it isn't as complicated as it seems.The jargon and abbreviations sometimes don't help, so we have put together this jargon buster.  If we have missed something, let us know.
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There is a huge demand for new foster families and as a result, there are many recruitment drives happening at the moment.

At Fostering Ltd we understand that going from thinking about fostering to making the call and starting the process is a huge step.  So how do you find out more about fostering to find out if it is something you want to pursue?

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Many people are put of Fostering after hearing horror stories.  Teenagers are especially subject to the unfair stigma attached to them due to stories of behavioral issues.

When people come into foster care they are given a referral stating incidents and behavior issues.  Speaking to our carers David and Yvonne recently shed light on why although you should take note of the history, all cases should be started with a blank slate.

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From speaking to our own carers we know that fostering isn’t something that people decide to do overnight.  Many of our current foster carers say they thought about foster care for many years before taking the plunge.

But what makes people finally say yes? There is an urgent need for foster carers throughout the UK and with so many people thinking about it, what can we do to help them to take steps to begin the process?

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Fostering can be a big life change and it is important to build a support network of friends, family and your fostering agency.  If this change is a challenge for you, if you already have children it will be a challenge for them and they will have their own fears, concerns and apprehensions.

Below we outline a few ideas that you can use to make the transition easier for your existing children.

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One of the most common questions we get asked is how to prepare for panel.

Panel can feel like an intimidating process and people may feel like it is a test.

Below we outline how to approach panel and make the experience a little less nerve wracking

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A lot of our blogs feature our fantastic carers, sharing advice, their experiences and their stories. 

We wanted to get another perspective of Fostering, so this time we spoke with one of the teenagers that has been placed with one of the Fostering Ltd families.  She has had a great experience and we asked her what traits she thinks a Foster Carer should have:

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There are many myths around Foster care that stop many people from applying as they assume they are not eligible.  In this post we aim to put these myths to bed once and for all.

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The first days of a foster placement can sometimes be the hardest.  It can take both sides a while to get settled.  

We have outlined a few ideas and suggestions of how to make the transition smooth and all parties feel more comfortable.

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