Out of hours contact rota: How to reach us over Christmas

All our offices will be closing at 3pm on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 2nd January 2020. During this time, should you need us you will need to refer to the following rota and NOT the usual out of hours phone number.

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Foster Carers and children to bust myths about Fostering

Under an exciting new project, the Next Step Fostering Group are working with a young film maker , who happens to have grown up in a Fostering family, to bring together Foster Carers and former looked after children to talk about their own experiences of Fostering and tell their stories.

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‘Bedroom Tax’ exemption for Foster Carers

The Fostering Network has recently announced that the Government has reconsidered proposals which would have penalised Foster Carers who claim housing benefit.

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Carers recognised in New Year’s Honours list

Carers recognised in New Year’s Honours list

86 individuals who work with children and young people in care, have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

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Exclusive discounts for Foster Carers

As a Safehouses Foster Carer you will receive complimentary membership to the Fostering Network where you can access a range of special member discounts – from money off holidays and insurance to discounted days out and mortgages.

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Safehouses Fostering nominate for Fostering Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Fostering Excellence Awards – the UK’s leading Foster Care awards. This Fostering Network annual event celebrates excellence and outstanding achievement in Fostering; and recognises those who make exceptional contributions to Foster Care every year.

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Fostering has helped us as a family

Sean has been fostering with his wife, Marette, for many years in Northern Ireland. Marette has always worked in a childcare environment and from early in their marriage they had agreed that fostering was something they wanted to get involved in. In this blog Sean discusses their fostering experiences.

“Not everyone has good family support and we thought we would offer help where we could.

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A teacher, a nurse, a mum, a friend – by Debbie Douglas

Debbie Douglas is a foster carer and the Westminster Government’s fostering ambassador. Here she talks about the multiple roles a foster carer takes on – and how proud she is to say that she is a foster carer.

“Fostering is not for all people and definitely not for the faint hearted! But for me I can honestly not think of anything else in my life I’d rather be than a foster mum.

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Fostering becoming a Forces favourite

Fostering is rapidly becoming a favourite new career for those leaving the Forces or Police. 

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Sessional Event Worker Opportunity

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you have a friendly and professional demeanour? You could help us address the 10,000 Foster Carer shortfall that is currently affecting the UK.

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