June 30, 2022
Foster care and learning disabilities 3

Foster care: getting a diagnosis for a learning disability 3

Foster carers and parents should understand that diagnosing a learning disability can be difficult especially at the mild end of the spectrum. It’s possible to diagnose […]
June 29, 2022
Foster care and learning disabilities 2

Foster care: understanding the causes of a learning disability 2

Foster carers should have an appreciation of the four categories of learning disability: mild, moderate, severe, and profound. Some individuals with a severe learning disability or […]
May 4, 2022
Foster care and contextual safeguarding 4

Foster care and understanding contextual safeguarding 1

Foster carers today are in a very different position from carers even ten years ago. This is a short series with this first part serving as […]
May 3, 2022
Foster children benefit from pets 4

Foster carer’s stories – it’s a dog’s life and all the better for it! 4

It had been an exciting week for the family. Bringing home a pet dog had seemed a rather distant idea to start with – nevertheless, it […]