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 favoured platform when cyberbullying. Concerns have been raised about the suitability of […]

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Transition To Secondary School

It’s that time of year…It’s back to school. Change can be scary, especially when you’re a young person transitioning from Junior School to Secondary. The transition from year 6 to Secondary is super daunting. Do you remember how it felt? One minute you’re the oldest in the school, the next you are bottom of the food […]

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Foster Child Home Alone

Home 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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Snapchat new Snap Map feature sparks child safety concern

Stranger’s can view users location on Snapchat You may or may not know what Snapchat is. Snapchat is a Social Media app that allows you to send videos and pictures, both of which will self-destruct after a few seconds of a person viewing them. You can also message other users on this platform via text […]

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Foster Open Day

Our Fostering Open Day Has Made Headlines!

Join Us on the 16th June 2017 for Our Fostering Open Day! Did you see us in the paper this week? Our Open Day made headlines, well, almost! We are shouting from the rooftops about our Foster Care Open Day this Friday, You can join our friendly Team for an informal chat to get to […]

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Foster Open Day

Join Us for Our Fostering Open Day!

Join Us on the 16th June 2017 for Our Fostering Open Day! Thinking of fostering but worried what to expect? Hesitant to take that first leap into the unknown? Attend our Fostering Open Day! Foster care is a rewarding and life-changing career. We, here at Futures For Children, understand that you may have a million-and-one […]

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Julie Mountney celebrater time with Foster company

Foster Care Celebration Time!

Congratulations to our Assistant Director, Julie Mountney, on an inspiring 15 years with the foster care company! Julie has herself been a foster carer so brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to her role of Assistant Director from both an organisational, carer and looked after child point of view. Julie was whisked off to a […]

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tax doesn't have to be taxing

Tax can be taxing – HMRC are here to help!

Tax really can be taxing sometimes, especially when you are already juggling so many different plates! Well here’s a helping hand! HMRC is hosting a live webinar for self-employed foster carers, explaining the most important tax issues you need to know about! During the webinar you will learn about qualifying care relief and how to record this […]

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Foster Care Fortnight

#FCF17 – How Will You Join In To Support Foster Care?

Foster Care Fortnight™ is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network. Established for almost 20 years, the campaign showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. It also supports fostering services to highlight the need for more foster carers. 9,070 new foster families are needed […]

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