Family Fostercare Blog

All the news about fostering and FFC family news from around the country. And of course the odd ramble and rant blog post about our favourite topic: fostering and becoming a foster carer



My Life As A Courgette

Life As A CourgetteThe Courtyard in Hereford are offering our foster families and staff in the Herefordshire and Worcestershire area a discounted fee of only £3 per ticket to see this empowering and inspiring film animated film which is bound to resonate with our fostered children and all those who work with or are interested in working with looked after children.

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Half Term Nerf Gun Fun

nerfparty thumbA group of children from our West Midlands offices got together over the recent half-term for a high-energy afternoon of Nerf Gun fun at Russell Perks Martial Arts Academy.

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Granville on Fostering on BBC Radio Leeds

Granville on BBC Radio LeedsBBC Radio Leeds' Andrew Edwards was talking about fostering on his 'Big Yorkshire Phone In' show yesterday, and he invited our very own Granville Orange to respond to the questions "Is it too difficult to foster children? Is the process of becoming a foster carer too off-putting?"

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Clipping N Climbing in Cumbria

leap of faith demoFoster carers and children braved new heights at our Clip N Climb activity day on 21st April in Maryport, conquering skyscraper, light up checkerboard walls, speed climbing challenges and the Leap of Faith.

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Beech Bank Easter Party

easter party 2017Foster families from our Worcester and Dudley offices joined FFC staff and Directors at Beech Bank for an afternoon of fun, food, friendship and a drop of magic thrown in at our lovely family Easter Party on 20th April.

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FFC on a High Wire Assault in York

TeamFFC thumbA group of foster children and birth children from our Yorkshire offices in Doncaster and Beverley took on a gruelling 22 challenge assault course and climbing wall on our activity day in York over half term.

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Easter Arts & Crafts Day

childs easter bunny creationChildren at our Doncaster office were flexing their creative muscles during the Easter break at a fun Art & Crafts day at the office, where foster carers were free to join in with the messy fun, or stay and relax at a distance with a coffee, or even just 'Drop and Shop!'.

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16 Smiling Teens at Young Driver Activity

youngdriver thumbnailWant to know how to make teenagers smile? Put them behind the wheel at a Young Driver driving school, like 16 of our tweens and teens did last weekend when they attended our third Young Drivers event at the NEC in Birmingham, an activity which is proving to be a very firm favourite with our older children!

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