Foster Carer Story: Sue & Tony

Sue & Tony have been foster carers for The Foster Care Co-operative since 2008, and live in Gloucestershire. They have fostered many children into independence, and have also undertaken a…

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Care Leaver Story: Louis

"I was taken into care aged 9.  A long term placement was found for me by The Foster Care Co-operative hundreds of miles away from my immediate family. So long…

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The power of co-operation

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FCC were visited by Ed Mayo earlier this year.  Ed is the Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, the UK trade association for co-operatives.  He spent time with staff, and took a…

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E-safety: a challenge for foster carers

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Lynn Findlay, one of FCC's supervising social workers in the Yorkshire area, has taken part in an interview about online safety for children.Lynn, who writes a monthly e-safety blog for the FCC…

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The myths and facts of fostering

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Fostering has been in the news a lot recently.  We could mention the recent stories concerning the ‘cost’ of placing children with independent fostering agencies to be wildly more expensive…

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Fostering Stocktake mention

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The Fostering Stocktake Report, undertaken by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, has mentioned The Foster Care Co-operative in the Independent Fostering Agencies from the Voluntary Sector section (p.64). The…

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Co-operating for the greater good
Ed Mayo (far left) with staff from The Foster Care Co-operative

Co-operating for the greater good

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Ed Mayo (far left) with staff from The Foster Care Co-operative The Foster Care Co-operative was visited by Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, on Thursday 1st February. He…

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