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How to support your own children when you become a foster carer.
How to support your own children when you become a foster carer.
24 Jun 2022

Choosing to welcome a vulnerable child or young person into your home is always going to be a family decision. As with every choice that will potentially make changes to the day-to-day operations of...

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What qualities do I need to become a parent and child foster carer?
What qualities do I need to become a parent and child foster carer?
24 Jun 2022

Fostering comes in all shapes and sizes, with each experience of foster caring being as individual as the child or young person moving into your home. Every child within the fostering system will...

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Improving mental health and confidence through mentoring
Improving mental health and confidence through mentoring
30 May 2022

One of Affinity’s key objectives is to ensure that the children and young people in our care receive the opportunity to prepare themselves for a successful adulthood. Many young people in care find...

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Age is just a number; children develop at different rates.
Age is just a number; children develop at different rates.
04 May 2022

We’re all different, that’s what makes us special. Even identical twins have different personalities and interests. If you speak to any group of teachers or people who work with children and...

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Foster Care Fortnight is approaching
Foster Care Fortnight is approaching
04 May 2022

Every May, The Fostering Network runs Foster Care Fortnight to shine a spotlight on the amazing work that foster carers do. This year’s theme is #fosteringcommunities, celebrating the strength and...

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Junior or Apprentice Administrator - New Job
Junior or Apprentice Administrator - New Job
27 Apr 2022

We are looking for a Junior or Apprentice Administrator to join our friendly team at our Ingatestone office!  If you are looking for a role where you can learn the skills and gain experience please...

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Have you considered fostering a child with disabilities?
Have you considered fostering a child with disabilities?
04 May 2022

Any child or young person who enters the care system will come with complex needs that need to be addressed. As we’ve said before, there is never a happy reason for a child to find themselves in...

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Providing respite for carers is important to Affinity
Providing respite for carers is important to Affinity
04 May 2022

Anyone who has lived with children or young people has undoubtedly had a moment when they just need a break. It’s not that you don’t love or care about them, it’s just that you want to go to...

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Fostering young children: the early years make a difference!
Fostering young children: the early years make a difference!
02 Apr 2022

The first years of our lives are the times when we learn and develop so much. We discover speech and communication, how to move ourselves, attachment bonds and how to interact with others. The early...

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Easter 2022 Competition!
Easter 2022 Competition!
02 Apr 2022

It is that fantastic time of year again!  Easter is approaching quickly, so it is time for the young people of Affinity Fostering to get creative! Don't forget to email your entries...

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Why Affinity are the best agency for new foster carers

Affinity Fostering were rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2017. In-fact we’ve been rated Outstanding in every inspection since we opened our agency!