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How will fostering affect my finances?
How will fostering affect my finances?
03 Nov 2019

For anyone considering becoming a foster carer there are always huge amounts of questions and one of the major ones is how finances will be affected. In this blog we attempt to answer the most...

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What is the Fostering Matching Process and why is it so important to Affinity Fostering?
What is the Fostering Matching Process and why is it so important to Affinity Fostering?
14 Oct 2019

Simply put, the matching process is about ensuring (as much as possible) that the young people Affinity are responsible for are placed into the best family environments to help them thrive.  Every...

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POSTPONED! Affinity Family Gathering - Remus Horse Sanctuary
POSTPONED! Affinity Family Gathering - Remus Horse Sanctuary
22 Sep 2019

DUE TO WATERLOGGED FIELDS, THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT YEAR! You are invited to join us at Remus Horse Sanctuary on Sunday 6th October from 1 – 5 pm. Remus is a charity based in...

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Alton Towers here we come!
Alton Towers here we come!
19 Aug 2019

  We’re getting excited! Only 7 more days to go until our trip to Alton Towers! Our young people’s Voices group were given the opportunity to select where our young people would go for a...

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BOYS, BIKES, AXES AND POCKET MONEY
BOYS, BIKES, AXES AND POCKET MONEY
14 Aug 2019

Our secret male foster carer looks at how to keep teen boys under control, entertained and learning new skills. Affinity, I discover, is pretty generous in their offer of pocket money – it’s...

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Our Voices Group is being heard!
Our Voices Group is being heard!
13 Aug 2019

  Affinity have a young person lead group, called "Voices", who meet regularly to discuss issues important to them and advise Affinity in their policies and literature for children and young...

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The journey to becoming a foster carer
The journey to becoming a foster carer
26 Jul 2019

  For new foster carers, becoming members of the Affinity Fostering team can be an enlightening and positive experience. One couple talks about their journey to fostering their first...

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We’re all different
We’re all different
12 Jun 2019

There’s a song by Groove Armada that starts with the lines “If everybody looked the same, we’d get tired of looking at each other.” It’s true. What makes us fascinating and interesting is...

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Boys will be boys
Boys will be boys
07 Jun 2019

Our secret single male foster carer shares his thoughts on fighting and standing your ground... Boys fight. Not all of them, but a lot of them, and those that don’t are often under considerable...

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Dealing with Class A Drugs
Dealing with Class A Drugs
02 May 2019

Our secret single male foster carer shares his thoughts on - What do you do when you discover the lad you are caring for is not only taking Class A drugs, but is actually dealing in them? Panic?...

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