Anti-Bullying Week

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It’s Anti-Bullying week from 16th-20th November, a time when we focus on the importance of putting a stop to bullying, in order to create safer environments in which children and…

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Could disabled people save the fostering sector?

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The Foster Care Co-operative (FCC), has taken part in ground-breaking research committed to removing barriers that could prevent disabled people from becoming foster carers. The National Lottery-funded research, Mutual Benefits:…

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National Care Leavers Week

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The 26th October marks the beginning of National Care Leavers week, a time when we highlight and celebrate the successes of care-experienced young people. Here at The Foster Care Co-operative,…

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Involving our children

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As a co-operative, we truly value the input of our foster carers, the children in their households, and our staff.  We have a carer forum, a newly-formed children’s forum –…

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Fostering diversity and inclusion

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‘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.’This is a line directly…

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Can disabled people foster?

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That was the question asked over two years ago by the University of Worcester, in collaboration with Shaping Our Lives and The Foster Care Co-operative. It instigated a ground-breaking piece of…

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We’re hiring…

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Could you be a Senior Supervising Social Worker for a not-for-profit fostering agency?We're currently looking for someone to cover our Yorkshire region (East Riding, York, Pontefract and other surrounding areas).If…

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Sons & Daughters Month

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In October each year, we celebrate Sons & Daughters Month.  Sons & Daughters Month was established by The Fostering Network, a charity that champions fostering and helps instigate positive change…

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Coronavirus update

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We are still open for business... We’re still here 24/7We'd love to hear from youWe're following government guidelines on Covid-19 to ensure everyone we work with is kept safe; our…

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The return to education

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Never as foster carers, did you probably imagine that ‘school teacher’ would be added to your long list of ‘job roles’ that often come as part of being a carer.…

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