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How to reduce the impact of bullying
How to reduce the impact of bullying
16 Nov 2022

If a child or young person experiences physical, verbal, or cyber bullying, it is often an incredibly lonely experience, and it can feel very isolating. Whether someone in your home has experienced...

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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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The definitive guide to the best fostering resources
The definitive guide to the best fostering resources
04 Jul 2022

Being a foster carer is an immensely rewarding but also challenging experience and sometimes you just need some sage advice or insights from other people who have been in the same situation. While...

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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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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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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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The rewards of fostering
The rewards of fostering
28 Mar 2022

There’s no getting away from it, fostering is life changing for everyone involved in the process. For the child being looked after by a new family, there is the experience of nurturing and safety,...

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Fostering has an impact on every part of a child’s life.
Fostering has an impact on every part of a child’s life.
06 Mar 2022

If you regularly read our blogs, you may have noticed a theme of nurturing and change that runs through them. There’s a reason for that; it’s because we genuinely believe that the right fostering...

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Safer Internet Day 2022 Poster Submissions
Safer Internet Day 2022 Poster Submissions
15 Feb 2022

So many fantastic posters have been created for our Internet Safety Day activity!                 ...

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Why Affinity are the best agency for new foster carers

Affinity Fostering were rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2022. In-fact we’ve been rated Outstanding in every inspection since we opened our agency!