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Stockport’s unique support scheme for foster carers

16th July 2018
Stockport is one of a number of authorities who are part of the Mockingbird scheme, which helps support local foster carers with their fostering placements. The scheme brings together up to ten fos...

Foster Carers Are Urgently Needed Across Hampshire

2nd July 2018
Local independent agency Blue Sky Fostering received almost 120 referrals in April 2018 from across Hampshire, including Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils. This number demonstrates the risin...

Nexus Fostering Extend Their Services to the East Midlands

2nd July 2018
Ofsted Outstanding independent fostering agency Nexus Fostering are opening a base in Derby to extend their services to the East Midlands. Established in 2002, the agency already operates successfu...

East Midlands adoption agency hits the road for 70th anniversary roadshow

26th June 2018
Faith in Families - founded in 1948 - is an independent adoption agency based in Nottingham, working across the East Midlands.  This July it  marks its 70th anniversary when it hits the road and bri...

A different approach to adoption heads to Stoke-on-Trent Pride

6th June 2018
Independent adoption agencies Caritas Care and Adoption Matters Stoke & Staffordshire Concurrent Planning Service are at Stoke Pride this year on 16 June.   The service - run in partnership by...

Diagrama offers free training to become a professional foster carer

14th May 2018
Diagrama Foundation is offering free training to anyone interested in a new career as a foster carer, in celebration of Foster Care Fortnight, which starts on Monday. (14-27 May, 2018) The charity ...

Stefan and John Talk Fostering with Blue Sky

15th January 2018
We are Stefan & John, but everyone calls us Stef & Smiffy. We passed our panel assessment on 28th January 2016 and had our first YP (Young Person) the next day. Since then we have had 3...

Nexus Fostering Interview Greg and Lee About Foster Care

10th January 2018
  What are your names? G: I am Greg, and I would describe myself as individual in my style and very sociable. L: I am Lee and I enjoy cooking. I’m less sociable and I enjoy stay...

Blue Sky Fostering continues its relationship with Duke of Edinburgh

4th January 2018
Blue Sky Fostering continues its relationship with Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) as the first independent fostering agency in the UK to provide access to DofE activities for looked-after children. On 4...

Adoption activity days

1st November 2017
NFS agency member Coram has announced a number of activity days open to approved adopters, or those approaching panel. The days - which take place across England - are an opportunity to to meet a rang...