Taking the child you care for on holidays

A question we are often asked is ‘can I take my child on my family holiday?’ The good news is bringing the child you care for on holidays is not only allowed, but is often encouraged. Holidays can help give children and young people new opportunities and experiences. As long as you get the relevant […]

The Fosterline Team – Michelle

Previous job: I started my social work career as a Fostering Supervising Social Worker and later worked as a Fostering Team Manager.  I have worked within several independent fostering providers before working for services that specialised in Therapeutic Fostering. Prior to my social work career, I volunteered in local youth centre, undertook some support work […]

Fosterline Blog: Christmas In Care

The excitement of Christmas is just about to start. This blog has been written with Christmas in mind. Still, it also applies to other celebrations of different faiths because generally, celebrations and festivities are predominately geared around family and unity – and sharing, giving and receiving is a big part of that. Christmas time can […]

The Fosterline Team – Kamarun

  Kamarun has been a Fosterline Advisor since 2016 (minus a 5wk sabbatical). When asked ‘Why social work?’ she said: “I chose social work to prevent other kids from being hurt as I grew up in a home with domestic violence so decided to help prevent it and knew I was a ‘helper’ from a […]

Kinship Care Week 2022

Kinship Care Week is a great time to share information about kinship carers and how Fosterline can support them. What is Kinship care? Kinship care is an umbrella term that includes several different care arrangements that may be in place when a child or young person is cared for by someone known to them other […]

Meet The Team – Shelley!

  I have been working for Fostertalk as one of the Fosterline and Fostertalk helpline advisors since January 2017 where I remain in post on a part time basis working Monday to Thursday. I love my job and being able to support prospective foster carers and approved foster carers with any advice needed and giving […]

Loving a Resistant Child

Parenting is one of the most challenging yet rewarding roles we will ever undertake. Raising children whether our own or foster children has its own unique set of challenges. The truth of the matter is that there is no single ‘right’ way to parent children. We are as unique as the children in our care. […]

Meet The Team! – Sharon

  I am Sharon Thompson Fosterline Co-Ordinator at Fostertalk. I am a qualified social worker with extensive experience in children’s services and fostering. I have worked as a supervising social worker, deputy and manager of fostering services. In addition to my role at Fostertalk I am also an Independent Panel Member for a local authority. […]

Digital devices for Care leavers in England

More than 30 charities and youth organisations have signed an open letter calling on the government to: extend the government scheme that provides digital devices and internet for all care leavers; and ensure every care leaver in England has a digital device and internet access for at least 12 months when they first live independently. […]