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. […]

Lockdown Eases

Read our latest blog written by staying put carers, Steve & Lisa about lockdown eases here! […]

Coronavirus: children and young people’s health

An article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) discusses the impact of lockdown on children and young people’s health. Findings from a snap survey of more than 4,000 paediatricians across the UK and Ireland at the end of April 2020 show that 32% of 752 emergency department paediatricians had witnessed delayed presentations. Diabetes mellitus (new […]

Being a foster carer during these trying times

By Lisa Scott   Being a foster carer has its challenging moments at the best of times. During these unusual circumstances we find ourselves in, I have had to prioritise on food as I have eight mouths to feed, so I have to confess to some bulk buying in recent days as well as educating […]

Fostering Siblings

By Martin Barrows My wife and I both come from large families. Between us we have 11 brothers and sisters. Many have their own children and grandchildren. Family get-togethers require regimental planning these days. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that much of our fostering lives over the past 10 years has revolved around […]