Teenagers

Keeping teenagers safe on social media

Keeping teenagers safe on social media

Using social media is becoming a normal part of everyday life with nine out of 10 teenagers using social media in the UK. Social media can help young people stay in touch with friends or provide a place for creative self-expression through art or music. And, for those in foster care, it may make the process less daunting and allow…

Fostering teenagers

Fostering teenagers

Many of the young people in foster care are teenagers. This requires a special individual to provide the right care and support. To be a good foster carer is about being empathetic, understanding and caring as well as good communication skills to help a teenager develop. The life experiences foster carers have can help guide an individual to make the…

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…

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 care for teenagers

Foster care for teenagers

Foster care is for children of any age up to 18 years old, this means we’ll be looking to place teenagers with foster carers. Children of all ages will come with their own set of challenges, and teenagers are no different, but not necessarily more difficult to care for. As a foster carer, you can draw on your own experiences as a…