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Get to know us: Director, Nick Barnsby

Interview Nick Director

At Foster Care Solutions we understand the importance of building life-long relationships. Each week we will share a short interview with some of our fantastic staff from Foster Care Solutions and the Futures Group. This week it is one of our Directors, Nick Barnsby. What is your current role? Director, Responsible Individual and Agency Decision […]

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Get To Know Us: Sophie, Foster Care Solutions

Sophie Foster Care Solutions in Durham as a Senior Administrator.

At Foster Care Solutions we understand the importance of building life-long relationships. Each week we will share a short interview with some of our fantastic staff from Foster Care Solutions and the Futures Group. This week we would like to introduce you to the fabulous Sophie Douglas. Hi Sophie, could you introduce yourself and let […]

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Christmas surprises are coming!

We know, we know! It’s only November…. but we just can’t hold in our Christmassy spirit anymore! We had a crafts/focus group with a group of our children and young people last night and they have been hard at work painting pictures for display at this year’s Christmas party. We asked the children earlier in the […]

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Free Christmas Letter Template

christmas letter template

With Christmas right around the corner, we are running out of time to get our Christmas letter to the big jolly man in the North Pole! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Download our free printable Christmas letter template by clicking the link below, so you can get them sent over to him and his […]

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Extremism and Radicalisation: How can we spot the warning signs?

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The radicalisation of young people can come in all forms, sizes and cultures. An easy way to look at it from a different angle is to think about a young person you have most contact with – be that pupils, students or colleagues. Now think about a time when one of them recently confided in […]

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Halloween Foster Care Solutions Competition!

“Competition Time!” Our Halloween Pumpkin Competition closed yesterday and we have picked our winners! We were absolutely astounded with the quality of work by our Foster Care Solutions children and young people! You all did a great job and it was incredibly hard to decide. To be honest, we wanted everyone to win. We are proud […]

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Books aimed at helping Looked After Children

A Guide to Attachment – and how it can affect peoples’ lives’

“A Great And Informative Read On Attachment!” We have recently finished a copy of ‘A Guide to Attachment – and how it can affect peoples’ lives’, written by John Timpson. Online you’ll find reviews singing it’s praises- ‘One of the most comprehensive books on Attachment ever.’ The book is aimed at helping those who themselves […]

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Foster Carer Ambassadors: Our Story

Our Foster Carer Ambassadors Tell Their Story   As a company built by Foster Carers, we understand the information that is important to those enquiring into the world of fostering. We wanted to be as transparent as possible with prospective Foster Carers as fostering is a different experience to each individual. We decided to work […]

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Letter X – Bullying over Social Media

Online game raises new cyberbullying concerns. ‘Letter X’ is the latest craze sweeping the nation – it encourages children to post cruel insults towards an intended victim. “Letter X” is being played using the app, Snapchat. Snapchat is consistently found to be the favored platform when cyberbullying. Concerns have been raised about the suitability of […]

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How Can A Parent Or Carer Decide When A Child Can Be Left Home Alone?

Foster Child alone

How To Decide When It Is Safe To Leave A Child Home Alone There will be a point in any parent or carers life when they pose the question ‘What age can a child be left home alone?’. There are 671 million children under the age of 5 in the world, each day 35.5 million […]

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