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Nick Barnsby Interview

Get to know us: Director, Nick Barnsby

At Futures For Children, we understand the importance of building life-long relationships. Each week we will share a short interview with some of our fantastic staff from Futures For Children and the Futures Group. This week it is one of our Directors, Nick Barnsby.   Hi Nick, thank you for taking the time to meet […]

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christmas letter free template

Free 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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Skills To Foster Training

Skills To Foster Training

  Last week we held our Skills To Foster 3 day training course at our Futures For Children Southend Office . It was a fantastic opportunity filled with speakers, trainers and guest foster carers who discussed what people could expect and to arm our prospective carers with the tools and knowledge that they would need on their fostering […]

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

Books aimed at helping Looked After Children

“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 Toni

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 together […]

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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 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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