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Affinity Christmas Craft Mornings
Affinity Christmas Craft Mornings
24 Dec 2019

We had a great morning both in Ingatestone and Boston for our young people's craft mornings on 21st December. The young people loved being able to get creative and make their own Christmas items, all...

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Coping with back to school anxiety
Coping with back to school anxiety
23 Dec 2019

The start of a new school year or term can sometimes be a stressful or anxious time for children and young people. This can be heightened if the new term also means a new school. Some anxiety is...

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Voices Group Christmas Lunch 2019
Voices Group Christmas Lunch 2019
23 Dec 2019

On Saturday 21st November we had our Christmas lunch for our inspirational young person's group, Voices. Over Christmas treats, we reviewed the brilliant work they have undertaken over the last 12...

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Christmas Arts and Crafts Events on the 20th December!
Christmas Arts and Crafts Events on the 20th December!
12 Dec 2019

Join us at our Christmas Arts and Crafts events on the 20th of December. We are holding one at our office at Ingatestone Hall and the other will be held at Fenside Community Centre (PE21 8NL)  ...

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Affinity Fostering 5th Annual Conference!
Affinity Fostering 5th Annual Conference!
10 Dec 2019

Our 5th annual Foster Carer’s conference at Marriott Waltham Abbey was held last week. Our latest conference saw our Foster Carers enjoy 2 days of inspiring training, and a great evening Christmas...

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Could fostering fill your empty nest?
Could fostering fill your empty nest?
23 Dec 2019

The moment when you wave goodbye to the last child to leave your home can be a moment of mixed emotions. Pride that they have succeeded and achieved enough to attend university, move abroad, or get a...

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The Christmas Present – a Fairytale of a New Boy
The Christmas Present – a Fairytale of a New Boy
13 Dec 2019

Our secret foster carer shares what happened when his blood family encountered a new boy and his Christmas present. Christmas Day, and 2pm, and the family is gathered around the breakfast bar, all...

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Hug Buttons
Hug Buttons
25 Nov 2019

You may have seen on social media recently that ‘hug buttons’ have been helping children with their anxieties and separation from parents and carers.  http://bit.ly/2XPHMVt   This idea has...

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The screaming of the child – The big red button
The screaming of the child – The big red button
17 Nov 2019

Our secret foster carer looks at what prompts so many foster children to reject help and to throw it all away Monday morning, 8am. George, 13, is walking backwards out of his room. Why is he...

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How to make your festive season full of cheer
How to make your festive season full of cheer
11 Nov 2019

The time is upon us, Christmas adverts are on the television, advent calendars are in the shops, and children are being encouraged to write their Christmas lists. It holds the promise of a happy time,...

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