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Lynn Findlay, one of our supervising social workers, recently set up a book club focusing on 'learning about fostering through popular non-fiction'. She has just had an article published in The Guardian, where she talks about why she set up the club in the first place.
This month we feature the launch of the CEOP/Think U Know Campaign ‘The World Changes. Children Don’t’, a review of the popular app Yik Yak and our featured article is the NSPCC Sexting Advice for Parents.
You may have heard about Pokémon Go already. the NSPCC have drawn up this guide to help you keep your children safe. If you have children, please read this guide.
The government has been urged to crack down on ‘golden hellos’ - offered as an incentive for foster carers to transfer from local authorities to commercial profit-making fostering agencies.
This month we feature resources for learning about text speak, a review of Mind of My Own App and the LSE Parenting for a Digital Future blog as this month’s featured article.
There are lots of myths about who can and who cannot foster. You can be gay, straight, single, married, living together, with or without your own children, from any ethnic background and you can hold any religious belief.
We were featured in The Times yesterday (7th June). The article is about the contribution made to the UK economy by co-operative businesses and organisations. It also highlights the amount of co-op members there currently are in the UK.
An annual report published by Co-operatives UK has revealed that businesses and organisations trading as co-operatives contribute £34.1bn to the economy each year. It also stated that some 17.5 million people - almost a quarter of the UK population - are members of a co-op.
Debra, who has been a foster carer for us for over three years, shared her favourite 20 minutes of last year in support of Foster Care Fortnight:"My favourite 20 minutes of last year... being asked to and being present at the birth of my 'foster grandson'"
Well, we’re four days in to Foster Care Fortnight and we thought we’d share with you some posts from our foster carers thus far. They were asked to share their favourite 20 minutes of last year – as part of the ‘Time to Foster, Time to Care’ campaign set up by The Fostering Network. This is what they wrote…
Understanding your child's digital world - February 2018
The myths and facts of fostering
Fostering Stocktake mention