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Foster Caring at Christmas; making it special for your whole family
Foster Caring at Christmas; making it special for your whole family
26 Nov 2021

Christmas is a funny time of year for all of us; some embrace every second of it, putting up their tree in November and bedecking the house with lights, others take a slightly less full-on approach,...

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Anti bullying week 2021
Anti bullying week 2021
17 Nov 2021

The 15th - 19th of November 2021 is anti-bullying week, the Anti-bullying Alliance choose the Odd Sock campaign along with the One Kind Word campaign to bring attention to the ongoing issue of...

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Why teachers make ideal foster carers
Why teachers make ideal foster carers
09 Nov 2021

Most of us can remember a favourite teacher, that person who helped us understand difficult concepts, who would smile when we asked a question, or who listened when we’d fallen out with friends on...

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Black History Month reminds us that we need more carers from black and mixed ethnicity backgrounds
Black History Month reminds us that we need more carers from black and mixed ethnicity backgrounds
07 Oct 2021

Black History Month is a time for all of us to sit and reflect on the impact that past actions have had on black and minority ethnicity people living within our society. The past is something that...

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Annual ‘Men in Foster Care’ event – Celebrating Affinity’s Incredible Men
Annual ‘Men in Foster Care’ event – Celebrating Affinity’s Incredible Men
12 Oct 2021

We take a day every year to focus on the amazing men who form part of our Affinity family, for fun, team bonding, and to look at the issues and concerns affecting their role as foster carers. Men...

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Guidance for completing Form F
Guidance for completing Form F
17 Sep 2021

A successful foster carer application goes far beyond you deciding that you’d like to foster a child or young person and us nodding and saying, “yes, they’d be great foster carers”. You also...

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Attachment: How our team build healthy and secure relationships with our young people
Attachment: How our team build healthy and secure relationships with our young people
17 Sep 2021

For children and young people, the relationships we have with adults in our lives can have an ongoing impact on our development all the way into adulthood. As babies, we are born with a biological...

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It is time for the Summer Pot of Gold 2021!
It is time for the Summer Pot of Gold 2021!
13 Jul 2021

We love summer and we love giving that bit extra to the young people in our care and the other children in the household.  That is why we are running our Summer Pot of Gold again this year.  We...

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Support and advice for filling in a fostering application form
Support and advice for filling in a fostering application form
08 Jul 2021

Deciding to become a foster carer doesn’t happen overnight. There are long discussions to be had at home, questioning if you will be good at looking after a child that could be traumatised....

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A very warm welcome to Essex from our Senior Supervising Social Worker
A very warm welcome to Essex from our Senior Supervising Social Worker
28 Jun 2021

My journey into social care was very fast-paced; I completed my time at school, college and went straight into university at 18 years old. At first, I did not tell my family I had applied to become a...

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