This blog is written by Dr Ro Rossiter, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. It aims to introduce PELI CAN (Promoting Emotional Literacy in Children With Additional Needs). This is a free web-based framework with story guidance and resources for foster carers to use at home.    

By Daisy Elliott on September 19th, 2023

Meet James and Sarah, who over the past year have created the ‘Replenish’ box, filled with products to look after the hair and skin of black children in foster care. We learn more about Replenish and the meaning behind it.

By JasmineR on August 15th, 2023

Reece, 18, has been living with his foster carers, Jim and Jem, for the past seven years. We had a chat about his experience of foster care and his plans to pursue his dreams in studying drama. 

By JasmineR on August 4th, 2023

Ever met someone so kind, they had a statue made in their honour? Neither had we, until we met foster carer Jo from East Yorkshire. She chats to us about winning the #myKINDhero award and the story behind it.

By JasmineR on July 25th, 2023

On 21 June 2023 Professor Ray Jones published his final report as Chair of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in Northern Ireland. The report sets out a plan to transform children’s services through a whole scale reconfiguration of children’s trusts and the creation of a new Northern Ireland wide independent agency. It also made some key recommendations on foster care to which The Fostering Network contributed, which Kathleen Toner, director for Northern Ireland will explore in this blog.

By on July 24th, 2023

Not many 16-year-olds can say they are a qualifying athlete for Team GB, and for Bebe, from Harlow, Essex, her journey to getting there has been inspirational.

By JasmineR on July 5th, 2023

Roseanne, Beverley and Katherine spent a year in foster care, but unlike some fostered siblings they weren’t separated. More than two decades later, the three sisters explain the hugely positive impact being fostered together has had on them throughout their lives, and why it’s vital siblings must remain together in foster care.

By JasmineR on June 14th, 2023

It’s fair to say that Foster Care Fortnight™ 2023 has been our biggest yet! We kickstarted the two weeks with the first ever fostering event at 10 Downing Street, celebrating fostering and hearing speeches from Mockingbird hub home carers. 

Foster carers had real conversations with the Secretary of State for Education, Gillian Keegan, and Claire Coutinho, Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing, about what changes are needed to improve foster care. This blog includes reflections from Eddie, Jim and Mike who came to the event. 

By Daisy Elliott on June 5th, 2023

We share a few of the highlights of Foster Care Fortnight™ 2023 

By JasmineR on May 26th, 2023

Lisa became a foster carer 16 years ago, after plans to become a kinship carer for a friend’s baby fell through. She shares her fostering journey – explaining why choosing to become a foster carer is the best thing she’s ever done.

By JasmineR on May 23rd, 2023