August 3, 2016

Choosing a fostering option: Independent Fostering Agency or Local Authority

It is reasonable to ask why this choice exists at all. In the past, it was only the local authorities (LAs), who had the task of […]
August 3, 2016

Child fostering: an accent on Humanism

When the term ‘humanism’ is brought up, it has a tendency to polarise opinion: but it has been changing in meaning over the centuries. During the […]
August 1, 2016

Foster carers and teenagers

In the UK, approximately 100,000 children and young people will find themselves caught up in the care system. Of these, most will be placed with foster […]
July 26, 2016

Fostering costs: pause for thought

One of the costliest effects impacting on fostering is a particularly well established and pernicious cycle: there are some women who form a group who repeatedly […]