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Our first fostering placement

It was the summer solstice of 2012 when I walked out of the Honda car factory for the last time, nervously blinking in the sunlight. I had been working there for the last eighteen years, doing the three shift turnaround – earlies, lates and nights. As I left, I felt I was taking a leap of faith in starting fostering as a profession. My wife Dawn and I had talked about fostering for years and now our own chi ...

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Fostering: your questions answered

There are more than 62,000 children living with foster families across the UK. The Fostering Network estimates that a further 9,000 foster carers are needed this year alone to provide the supportive, stable and caring home for these vulnerable children. Dispelling the myths around fostering is the name of the game, and recruiters are determined in the New Year to help communities understand clearly, what it ...

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