Dr Dawn Huebner is a clinical psychologist specialising in the treatment of anxious children. Her latest book Something Bad Happened guides children and the adults who care about them through tough conversations about serious world events in the news. Here she tells Daniel Sinclair about the book and her motivation for writing it
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are dedicated to creating a better future for fostered children and young people. We bring together everyone who is involved in their lives, leading, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better.
Six young people from across the UK have been working together this year to create a film which shares their experiences of being part of Mockingbird constellations.
Lucy Stevens is a foster carer and a recruitment and placements manager for Eastern Fostering Service. She has previously blogged for The Fostering Network about her experiences looking after a young person from Afghanistan and the asylum process. In this blog Lucy gives us an update on her and her former foster son’s situation in the light of the recent events in his home country.
A unique opportunity has arisen for a motivated and energetic individual to join a well-established team to provide effective administrative operational activities to support the work of the Independent Support Service and Practice Support Team.
The Fostering Network
Salary: £19,147 - £26,805pa plus £3,737 London Weighting allowance (if applicable)
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are dedicated to creating a better future for fostered children and young people. We bring together everyone who is involved in their lives, leading, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better. Together with our members and supporters we are a powerful catalyst for change, and we’ve been shaping and influencing the fostering agenda for more than 40 years.
In June 2021, the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England published their Case for Change document. The document aims to set out the problems the children’s social care sector is faced with. It also gives everyone with care experience or in the children’s social care workforce the opportunity to understand the Review team’s thinking and tell them what has been overlooked.
We think the document fell short in many areas, so we have written a response informed by our members to highlight what is missing.
Dr Arlene Weekes believes that the decisions that fostering and adoption panel members make are too often influenced by their own biases and backgrounds. She is calling for radical reform of how they are hired – and fired