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Meet The Team – Sarah, Business Manager

Welcome back to Meet The Team, our blog series dedicated to the amazing people working at Focus Foster Care. Today, we are introducing you to our business manager, Sarah. Our Meet The Team interviews provide our new and potential foster carers the opportunity to meet everyone who makes our independent fostering agency a success.

Without further adieu, let’s hear from Sarah…

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Can I Still Work & Foster? – Everything You Need To Know About Fostering and Employment

Here at Focus Foster Care, we know that fostering is more than ‘just a job’. Foster care is essential and the people who foster are – in our opinion – superheroes without capes. Fostering is a challenging yet rewarding vocation and the role requires far more than simply giving a child a place to stay. All that being said, fostering is a paid profession and foster carers receive an allowance and a fee for their work.

A frequent question we receive from aspiring foster carers is can I still work and foster? If you want to foster but don’t want to give up your current job role, this may not be necessary. In fact, many foster carers continue to work while also caring for a child.

If you are considering becoming a foster carer and are currently employed, keep reading!

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Meet The Fostering Panel – Jasmin

Before you can join the Focus fostering team, you must first be approved by our panel. Here at Focus Foster Care, we are proud to have a panel made up of experienced and diverse members. All of our panel members bring their own unique skills and perspective to the foster carer approval process.

If you are currently in the application process to join our fostering team, or plan to apply soon, our Meet The Panel series is a must read. These interviews give you the opportunity to get to know our panel members a little better, hopefully helping you to feel more at ease during your future panel meeting. Today, we are introducing you to Jasmin…

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Meet The Fostering Panel – Liam

All UK foster carers must be approved by a fostering panel before they can start their fostering career. At Focus Foster Care, we are lucky to have a panel made up of experienced and supportive individuals. If you are on your journey to becoming a foster carer with us, the ‘Meet The Panel’ blog series is just for you.

In this interview series, we are giving all applicants (potential and current) the opportunity to get to know the people who make up our fostering panel. Today, we are introducing you to Liam…

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Meet The Fostering Panel – Selma

Before you can become a foster carer in the UK, your application must first be approved by a fostering panel. At Focus Foster Care, we are proud to have a panel made up of experienced and supportive individuals. Our panel members come from a variety of backgrounds and this ‘Meet The Panel’ series is your opportunity to get to know our diverse team.

If you are currently applying to foster with us at Focus Foster Care, or are thinking of doing so in the future, keep reading to ‘meet’ our fostering panel. Today, we are introducing you to our panel Chair, Selma…

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Meet The Fostering Panel – Jenny

Here at Focus Foster Care, we are proud to have a diverse group of individuals on our fostering panel. All of our panel members bring their own unique experiences to the approval process and play an essential role in welcoming new foster carers to our growing team.

If you are currently applying to foster with us, or are thinking of doing so in the future, this Meet The Panel blog series is your opportunity to meet everyone on our fostering panel. Today, we are introducing you to Jenny

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Meet The Fostering Panel – Richard

To become a foster carer in the UK, applicants must first be approved by a fostering panel. Here at Focus Foster Care, we have a diverse group of individuals on our fostering panel. All of our members bring their own unique experiences to the process and play an essential role in welcoming new foster carers to our growing team.

If you are currently applying to foster with us, or are thinking of doing so in the future, this Meet The Panel blog series is your opportunity to meet everyone on our fostering panel. Today, we are introducing you to Richard.

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Fostering At Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner! Are you ready for the festive fun and excitement? Christmas is supposed to be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, but this isn’t always the case. The festive season can be challenging for children living away from their birth families. With so much emphasis on ‘family’, navigating Christmas can be difficult for children and their foster carers.

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Anti-Bullying Week 2023 – Make A Noise About Bullying

November 13th – 17th is Anti-Bullying week 2023 and this year’s theme is ‘Make A Noise About Bullying’. Founded by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, anti-bullying week was established to encourage schools, parents, children and caregivers to come together and discuss the issue of bullying. 

At Focus Foster Care, we are dedicated to helping children to enjoy their childhoods as much as possible and we are all too aware that looked after children are one of the more vulnerable groups when it comes to bullying. This Anti-Bullying Week, we are sharing some eye-opening statistics about looked after children and foster care and also have a list of places children can turn to for support.

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The Benefits of a Foster Talk Membership

At Focus Foster Care. We are proud to support all of our foster carers to provide the best possible care for the children and young people that they look after. Part of this support includes a membership to foster talk. Foster talk was set up in 2004 and is recognised as the go to organisation for fostering advice, practical guidance and independent support for both foster carers and fostering services.

We understand that fostering can be challenging and many carers may be learning as they go. To best support our team of carers on their fostering journey, we believe having access to the professionals at Foster Talk can be highly beneficial.

If you are new to the world of foster care and have never heard of Foster Talk before, keep reading to find out the many benefits of this membership.

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