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        Category archives: Foster Care Fortnight

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        Fostering communities – we thank you!

        Lucy Stevens - 22nd May 2022

        Over the course of the last two weeks, we have taken a closer look at fostering communities, who they might include and what each member brings to fostering. Reflecting on the importance of fostering communities, I am struck by the similarity between a fostering community and a village community. The adage that it takes a community to raise a child could not be more apt within the fostering context. As Foster Care Fortnight draws to an end, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who make up our Fostering Community. Thank you to our foster carers for your energy, commitment, passion and sacrifice. You are all making a tangible difference in the lives of our children.

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        Fostering Communities: The professional community

        Lucy Stevens - 21st May 2022

        It often comes as a surprise to prospective foster carers when they first realise the number of professionals that work with children in foster care. Often the first introduction foster carers get to the professional community is during the Skills to Foster training, which takes place during the assessment process. “It was the first time, I fully appreciated just how many professionals are involved with the children and how important it must be to invest in these relationships,” said one of our recently approved carers. This was an astutely made point. It is indeed important to build good relationships within the professional community, to understand their roles, their objectives and how best to work with them to promote the well

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        Fostering communities: fostering social workers

        Lucy Stevens - 18th May 2022

        Reflections of an old Social Worker Today, I am reflecting on one of those life events that makes being a Social Worker for nearly 30 years worthwhile. I claim no credit for the achievements of this incredibly special woman, I am just grateful for being part of her journey. I first met ‘Belle” (she is a Disney fan, so we agreed on this as her pseudonym) in the 1990’s as her fostering Social Worker. She was a feisty, mixed-up teen, rightly angry with the world but also clearly possessing a strong and positive spirit. We immediately struck up a great rapport that has now stood the test of time, having just been to her wedding in 2022. As I write

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        Support communities

        Lucy Stevens - 14th May 2022

        This Foster Care Fortnight, we’re taking a look at Fostering Communities and celebrating the role they play in successful fostering. At Eastern Fostering Services, we recognise that one of the most important functions of all fostering communities is to offer support to foster carers and the children and young people they care for. So, today we want to look at take a look at the Eastern Fostering Services team and the role it plays as a vital Fostering Community. Who is the Eastern Fostering Services team? The team at Eastern Fostering Services is small but perfectly formed. In every area of the agency, we have been able to attract people who are passionate about children and the opportunities fostering can

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        What do Fostering Communities mean to us at Eastern Fostering Services?

        Waterhouse82 - 12th May 2022

        As we celebrate fostering communities this Foster Care Fortnight, some of the team members at Eastern Fostering Services share their views. Sandra Sandra is one of our senior supervising social workers. She has many years’ experience supporting carers and children and she is a fierce advocate of both. “I have been part of the Eastern Fostering Services community for nearly 7 years, as a supervising social worker. I grew up in a fostering family from the age of 6 months and my parents were LA foster carers. Fostering was very different then with no Independent Fostering Agencies and very little support for carers. Eastern Fostering Services offers amazing support and I’m sure anyone who fosters for us feels part of

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        The Fostering Community at Eastern Fostering Services

        Lucy Stevens - 11th May 2022

        Today we’ll be celebrating the fostering communities which exist within fostering providers. We at Eastern Fostering Services are a small team but we have a wonderful community of carers who support, encourage and motivate one another. Why is our fostering community so important? Foster carers know that being part of a wider group of carers is important for many reasons. A warm and supportive community of foster carers provides other foster carers with: A source of encouragement, particularly when times are tough. Foster carers have seen it all! When carers encounter difficulties or challenges with the children they are fostering, it is so important that they can seek the support and counsel of someone who knows exactly how they feel.Resilience.

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        Fostering communities

        Lucy Stevens - 6th May 2022

        The theme of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight is “Fostering Communities” #FosteringCommunities. From 9th to 22nd May, we will be looking at different aspects of fostering communities and what they mean to children and foster carers. What is a fostering community? A fostering community is any group of people or organisations that provide a wider network of support or encouragement to both foster carers and the children and young people they care for. We would argue that fostering communities can also be spontaneous, occurring during opportunities for carers and children to socialise and have fun. Why are fostering communities important? Fostering communities, in all their various guises are a crucial part of fostering. They offer foster carers and children invaluable

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