Olivia Lewis-Deane, Author at www.futures-for-children.org

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What can I expect when I become a foster carer?

Today’s Foster Care Fortnight theme is ‘what can I expect when I become a foster carer?’ Our very own foster carer, social worker and now manager for Futures for Children’s Southend office, has kindly shared with us his emotional and inspirational fostering experience… “It was a while back now but, my wife and our three […]

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A day in the life of a social worker

This Foster Care Fortnight we are celebrating what makes people ‘proud to support fostering’! Our amazing supervising social worker, Clare has kindly given us an insight into her role supporting foster carers and placements… “My main responsibility as a social worker is to make sure placements are stable. This means offering support to foster carers […]

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How to become a foster carer

How do I become a foster carer?

It’s ‘how do I become a foster carer’ day! We know that the fostering process can seem confusing and daunting, so we have simplified it all for you below. What is a foster carer? Foster carers are ordinary people that come from all walks of life but are extraordinary in their ability to open their […]

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LAC Achievements

Looked After Children’s Achievements Our Looked After Children are a very talented bunch. They have shared their amazing work with us in celebration of Foster Care Fortnight because they are ‘Proud to be Fostered’. A LAC poster which documents all their happy memories from being in a foster care placement.   One of our Looked […]

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Who Needs Fostering

Who needs fostering?

It’s ‘who needs fostering’ day! We are exploring why children come into foster care and the types of children you could expect to foster as a carer. According to Coram BAAF, on the 31st of March 2017, there were 72,670 children in the care of local authorities in England. Out of those, 53,420 children were […]

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A parents guide to

A parent’s guide to Fortnite

As a parent, you may have heard of the game Fortnite, a hot topic of conversation in the media recently, with controversy over its suitability for children. Suzanne, a mum and a guest on the daytime TV programme, ‘This Morning’, confessed that her son ‘stopped socializing’ and became ‘obsessed’ with the game. She states that […]

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Safer Internet Day 2018

What is Safer Internet Day? On the 6th of February 2018, people from across the UK will unite, pledging to make the internet a better place, on Safer Internet Day. Now recognised globally, Safer Internet Day (SID) has grown rapidly in recent years, aiming to protect child and young internet users and create a better […]

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