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



Let The Summer Fun Begin!

archeryIn the first event of an action packed summer activity line-up, children from our Worcester and Dudley offices visited Blackwell Adventure Centre for some good old-fashioned outdoor fun.

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Snap Chat a Real Concern

Snap Chat appIt’s not the first time the SnapChat instant messaging app has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but its latest feature upgrade Snap Maps is giving foster carers and anyone involved in safeguarding vulnerable children extreme cause for concern.

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3rd Children's Council

laserquest after council meetingThe West Midlands region’s 3rd Children’s Council took place on Thursday 1st June with 6 children aged between 12 – 15 in attendance. As a reward for their hard work and feedback the group moved on to let off a bit of steam at Ice Quest laser quest centre!

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'Good' Result for FFC Cumbria

celebrationStaff in our Cumbria office in Carlisle were celebrating recently after the latest Ofsted inspection judged the service to be 'Good' overall, and highlighted many areas of first class practice especially in terms of children's wellbeing and support for foster carers and families.

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FFC Foster Child Wins iPad

Skye Wins iPadSkye, one of our foster children in the West Midlands, was recently presented with a brand new iPad Air 2 for winning an internet safety themed competition organised by Guardian Saints and sponsored by BT to celebrate Internet Safety Day.

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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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