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The types of fostering placements in your area

The types of fostering placements in your area

We often get asked about ages of children that need fostering. In short, we foster all children from the very young up to the age of 18. Whoever is in need of support and care at an incredibly vulnerable time, we are there. At OwnLife Fostering the majority of young people placed with our foster carers are aged 10+, although…

Recruitment of foster carers continues at OwnLife

Recruitment of foster carers continues at OwnLife

Recruitment of foster carers continues at OwnLife If you are looking to become a foster carer or transfer fostering agencies, OwnLife Fostering is still able to progress applications for foster care during these unprecedented times due to coronavirus. Just like many businesses and other fostering services, we’ve been following government guidelines regarding the workplace and all employees are settled in…

Things to do and remember this Halloween

Things to do and remember this Halloween

As Halloween approaches, we always like to take a little look at some of the latest trends and safety tips for trick or treating, to set you up for a fantastic evening and weekend of jam-packed activities for the children. This year is no exception. Decorations Cost-effective supermarket, Aldi has been incredibly inventive with its ideas for parties, but you…

Building confidence and trust by keeping in touch

Building confidence and trust by keeping in touch

When you’re a foster carer, keeping in touch with young people you have fostered is really rewarding. When you look after children and young people, you form close relationships with them that are lasting, and this may not be something they have experienced before. One of the most recent campaigns by The Fostering Network, the UK’s leading fostering charity, is…

Foster Placements explained: Child and Parent

Foster Placements explained: Child and Parent

There are so many different fostering placements out there and a lesser known one is fostering a parent and their child. Despite being less common, this is an incredibly important placement and needs more attention given to it. This very specialised form of fostering requires a foster carer to support the parent; and teach them how to care for and…

Fostering a Parent and Child in Kent and Surrey

Fostering a Parent and Child in Kent and Surrey

A type of placement that tends to be less heard of compared to others such as young children and teenagers, is parent and child. This is when a young parent is fostered alongside their baby. What is important to understand when fostering a parent and child is that you need to become a role model and teach them how to…

Fostering a young parent and their child

Fostering a young parent and their child

Foster care is when a child is cared for by someone who is not from their birth family. Children can come into care at any age from babies up to the age of 18, and in some circumstances a foster carer is sought to take care of a young parent and child. Parent and child carers offer a very specialised…