Keep up to date with news items from The Fostering Foundation and the world of fostering.
We run lots of events and activities, to see what is going on in your area – see our events below.
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This is always an informal event where foster carers and staff can discuss any issues / concerns they are experiencing as well as catching up with other foster carers. Join us at the Community Room at Middlemoor Fire StationFind out more »
Join us on 27th April from 10:30 to 12:00 for our 'Fostering Network Tax Workshop' from FosteringNetwork on income tax for foster carers. Brought to you by Fostering Network.Find out more »
Join us for our Carer's Consultation at Little Silver Scout Centre on Tuesday 1st May from 12pm to 2pm. This consultation is an opportunity for carers to meet with our Team Manager Annette, and to feed back on how we do things. We shall be focussing on improving on what we do and how we work together. There will be specific issues that we will be looking at to canvas opinion and we are asking carers for any suggestions beforehand.…Find out more »
Join us at our Tavistock office for our carers support group. This is a chance for you to chat about everything fostering, and to have a cuppa with us.Find out more »
Pop into our Wessex office for a cuppa and a cake (or two!) and have a chat about anything fostering.Find out more »
Join us on 16th May from 11am to 1pm at our Wessex office. Pop in for a chat - we'll even make you a cuppa!Find out more »
Join us as we celebrate Foster Care Fortnight with a picnic - Venue to be confirmed. 4pm to 7.30pmFind out more »
Join us on 17th May for an Introduction to Therapeutic Parenting at 10.30 to 2pm.Find out more »
Community Room at our Tavistock office. As part of the ongoing training program carers are being offered a First Aid training course run by Triangle Training. This is part of the mandatory training required by The Fostering FoundationFind out more »
Join us for our open evening on 23rd May from 4pm to 7pm. Pop in for a cuppa, a cake and a chat.Find out more »
Join us for Dialogue Training at 10.00-2.45 As part of our ongoing training and support package to our carers the following course is being run by Dialogue: Child Protection (Safeguarding for foster carers – level 2) What is child abuse and neglect? Signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. Normal child development Maintaining a child focus What to do in response to concerns Documentation and sharing of information regarding concerns Using the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and…Find out more »
As part of the ongoing training program carers are being offered Equality & Diversity training course. This is part of the mandatory training required by The Fostering FoundationFind out more »
Join us at Community Room at Middlemoor Fire Station, Exeter The Wessex regions are providing a training course on PACE. PACE Playfulness Acceptance Curiosity Empathy PACE is a way of thinking, feeling, communicating and behaving that aims to make the child feel safe. It is based upon how parents connect with their very young infants. As with young toddlers, with safety the child can begin to explore. With PACE, the troubled child can start to look at them self, and let…Find out more »
Join us for our male carers group (Tavistock) - venue is TBC, so watch this space!Find out more »
Join us for Wessex Support Group on 27th June from 10:30 to 2pm. It's a chance to get together and discuss anything Fostering. Community room at Middlemoor fire station.Find out more »
Join us at our Tavistock office for Autistic Spectrum Disorders Training. Times to be announced.Find out more »
Dialogue Training 10.00-2.45 Community Room at Middlemoor Fire Station, Exeter Martine Osmond, has over 20 years’ social work experience from work in prison as a Drugs/HIV worker on through to The Children's Society managing services across Child Sexual Exploitation, Runaway's & Substance Misuse. In 2013 she gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on localised child grooming. In the same year she was shortlisted for an award by the National Working Group for sexually exploited children (NWG) for her…Find out more »
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Have any questions about fostering?
The Fostering Foundation carries out statutory checks on all foster carers to make sure that only suitable people can become foster carers which include DBS check, local authority checks, health and medical checks, and references.
Once approved as a foster carer we provide you with high quality training programmes to develop your skills as a foster carer. These courses include First Aid, Skills to Foster and Child Protection.