Third of foster children are separated from siblings

Imagine being told you could no longer live with your brother or sister… Those who have experienced it first-hand have told Newsbeat it left them feeling “empty and alone”. Scott King, 25, was put into care with his older brother when he was six months old and says he has stayed in about 36 foster […]

Mothering Sunday Competition

Does the ‘Mum’ in your family deserve a treat? Fosterline Foundation would love to hear how the ‘Mum’ in your family has helped and supported you.    Just write between 50 and 200 words and tell us why the ‘Mum’ in your family deserves to be spoilt, sending a photo of something that represents your ‘Mum’ […]

Why good foster care makes a difference?

I am one of the thousands of adults who have survived the Care System, and come out the other side with a degree of emotional security  and confidence that I owe to the Foster parents who brought me up from the age of 10, and the professionals that worked to secure that placement. I use […]

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week – a carer’s story

This week (2-8 March) marks the start of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Adoption and Fostering Week – this is a national awareness campaign run by New Family Social. New Foster Carer Award winners, Mark Moorhouse and Nick Dennison from Bradford share their personal story of being foster carers. Mark said: “We qualified as […]

Eid al-Adha

Fosterline want to send their best wishes to all Muslims and especially the Muslim foster carers in England and the UK observing Eid al-Adha. Eid-al-Adha is the Islamic festival to remember Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God. It is observed around the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu […]

Shop Online and Support Fosterline

If you prefer the ease of online seasonal shopping rather than the Christmas crush; you may also like the idea of making a quick and easy donation to the Fosterline Foundation – without costing you a penny. If you shop online, over 2,700 retailers have agreed to donate a percentage of everything you buy to […]

Happy Diwali

One of the most significant festivals in Indian culture, Diwali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. The festival is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, although the main theme which runs throughout is the triumph of light over […]

Consultation on Improving Permanence

DfE 22 October 2014 The government has today published its response to the consultation on looked-after children: improving permanence. Overview “The government is committed to improving permanence for all looked-after children. Achieving good outcomes for these children must be the primary objective of everyone involved in delivering a high quality care service for our vulnerable […]

Summerhill Garden Centre, Supporting the Fosterline Foundation

Summerhill garden centre in Billericay, Essex has chosen to help the Fosterline Foundation support the Fosterline advisory service for foster carers in England by raising funds via a dedicated Christmas tree. Summerhills Garden Centre Visitors to the Christmas department at Summerhills are able to give donations to the Fosterline Foundation to enable the foundation to […]