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Fostering in a pandemic
Fostering in a pandemic
25 Mar 2020

Our secret carer describes some of the challenges in keeping the pandemic at bay when you have teenage foster children.  Lockdown. A necessary measure. But our children are the spirited sons and...

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Can you help brighten your street?
Can you help brighten your street?
24 Mar 2020

Ideas are springing up on social media constantly at the moment, ways to fill and enjoy time with children as well as spread joy and hope to the community.  One way which is catching on is the...

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Staying Entertained in Isolation!
Staying Entertained in Isolation!
21 Mar 2020

With the isolation and school closures looming in the future the question turns to how do we keep young people entertained? While there are the obvious options of YouTube and other video streaming...

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Independent Living
Independent Living
18 Mar 2020

Moving out of home as an 18-year-old teenager can be difficult at the best of times, but for a young person with care experience it can be a massive leap into the unknown. Aside from the fact that...

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Corona Virus -  Helpful guides for children
Corona Virus - Helpful guides for children
17 Mar 2020

News and information on the Corona Virus and the Covid 19 Disease it causes is everywhere, but it is designed for adults to hear and understand.  Unsurprisingly, young people are becoming...

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What’s good about Fostering?
What’s good about Fostering?
11 Mar 2020

Our secret blogger looks at the joys of fostering and what makes it a job worth doing. Fostering can be a whirlwind of drama in which fear and fury are followed by crisis followed by emergency...

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Why we should be empowering the young people in our care.
Why we should be empowering the young people in our care.
04 Mar 2020

Care Day is the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people who are in or have experienced the care system. Affinity love celebrating every year, but this year the theme was based...

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020
02 Mar 2020

Today is the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week which runs from the 2nd to the 8th March 2020. It is heavily supported by BEAT, the UK's Eating Disorder Charity who have a lot of supporting...

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International Book Giving Day 2020!
International Book Giving Day 2020!
14 Feb 2020

The International Book Giving Day is all about getting books into the hands of as many children as possible, with, shockingly, as many as 1 in 8 disadvantaged children not owning a single...

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Keeping Children Safe Online
Keeping Children Safe Online
05 Feb 2020

February 11th is Safer Internet Day and this year the theme is ‘Together for a better internet’. When you start thinking about it, the internet has become an ever-present tool within our homes....

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