Lovely story about a girl in foster care whose life was changed by the relationship she made through a mentorship scheme.
Care Experienced poet, Ty’rone Haughton hope to help others through his poetry and community arts projects. His book, Hoods is out now and can be purchased here.
A new animated film on Apple Tv, Luck is about a young woman in foster care. This article interviews the director of the film.
Here’s the rest of your news from across the UK:
A little boy and girl have tragically been left without their mum and dad after their parents died just weeks apart from each other.
A woman who regularly fosters children alongside having two biological kids has been left outraged after her own mother said she wouldn’t be buying any Christmas presents for her current foster placement – as she doesn’t consider them family.
The MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport has supported appeals for care leavers to be given support with first deposits to enable them to have better access to accommodation in the private rented sector.
A Shetland-based social worker has been awarded fostering commendation.
Young LGBTQ+ people are finding it difficult to be accepted into foster homes in the US.
A new children’s book has been written by a foster parent who has dedicated it to her foster children.
A Welsh foster carer shares his experiences of looking after refugees.
Foster carer says she does it for the love, not the money.
Along with 27 other local authorities across the UK, Bury and Bolton Councils have formed a virtual team with the aim of achieving just one goal, to recruit more foster carers.
A nice opinion piece about the John Lewis ad.
Marketing news page, The Drum has featured the JL advert as their ad of the week!
Not all of the John Lewis advert reviews are positive…
A nice piece that talks about the movement to make Care Experience a protected characteristic.
Council officials are arguing over who is “a child” to avoid liability for the care of vulnerable young people.
Foster Carers are becoming increasingly worried about the cost-of-living crisis.
A boy that came to the UK as an asylum-seeker has been given £15,000 by Surrey County Council after years of failings in his care which led to him sleeping on the floor of a restaurant where his friend worked.
Stats show the Care Experienced children living in Glasgow are having more positive educational outcomes. This has risen over the last 5 years.
A charity called Mind of My Own has developed an app that will allow children to record their own notes which will then be added to their case file.
Twenty-six local authorities from across the UK have joined ‘Local Councils United’ – a new virtual team – to share clips for each day of the World Cup and provide reasons why people should foster with their local council.
Care Experienced young people in Falkirk praise the John Lewis advert.
A new documentary called Teens in Care has been commissioned by the BBC.
Here’s your news from the rest of the world:
Foster Carers and Kindship Carers in Australia say they don’t receive enough support when looking after new-borns and infants.
Since 1990, a New York charity has been encouraging people to adopt older children in care to make sure they are supported over the age of 18. They have coined the term “moral adoption”.
This article talks about the need for reform in Ghana’s care system. They want to abolish orphanages, similar to the story earlier in the week about Kenya.
Check back next Monday for your next weekly news update!