Child Protection Training

The Wessex Team put on Child Protection and Child Sexual Exploitation, Criminal Exploitation training on 22 05 2019. This was a varied and interesting day, incorporating sessions on brain [...]

Pandora and the power of fostering

Whilst still in the middle of Foster Care Fortnight this powerful insight into how great Foster Carers can and really do make a difference to the lives of those young adults and children they [...]

How to manage violent behaviour

We all recognise that some young adults struggle to express themselves and when their own background may involve violent outbursts towards them it is easy to see why an outburst is their way of [...]

Breaking the mould….

Next year, award-winning Applied Science student, Natalie Walker is looking forward to studying BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography at Sheffield Hallam University. But Natalie is the first to admit [...]

Coffee (and cake!) in Brixham

The Wessex Team at the Fostering Foundation celebrated Fostering Fortnight with a coffee morning at Costa Coffee in Brixham, inviting people with a potential interest in fostering to join them [...]

Local businesses supporting FF…

We wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to White Stuff Clothing store as they kindly joined in the efforts to promote Foster Carers during the Fostering Network’s Foster Care Fortnight.  They freed up [...]

Out and about in Bristol

The team from the Bristol office have been pounding the streets of Bristol providing residents of the area with news and information about becoming a foster carer. What is involved? What does it [...]

Supporting each in the South West

A Foster Carer support group took place this week at our office in Tavistock where we were joined by some of our carers from our Wessex team. It was great to see so many of our carers come [...]