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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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Have you seen our Foster Carer Job Description!
Have you seen our Foster Carer Job Description!
22 Jun 2021

Affinity Fostering is an Ofsted Rated Outstanding, family-owned Fostering Agency. We like to call our team the Affinity Family because the family feel resonates throughout our entire agency, from our...

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2021 Activity Holiday - Alton Towers
2021 Activity Holiday - Alton Towers
10 Jun 2021

Attention Affinty Fostering Family Members!   We are really excited to announce that our 2021 Activity Holiday is going ahead!  The trip to Alton Towers is happening!  Don't forget that there...

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LGBTQ+ Fostering – all that’s needed is a loving home
LGBTQ+ Fostering – all that’s needed is a loving home
10 Jun 2021

Affinity Fostering has always believed that foster carers should come from all walks of life, our foster community is made up of a fantastic diverse group of people.  The most important thing they...

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Being self-employed as a foster carer
Being self-employed as a foster carer
05 Jun 2021

If you ask anyone who works as a foster carer, they will undoubtedly tell you that it is a full-time job, you’re on call 24/7, there when they wake up in the morning, ready when they wake up with a...

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It is Garden Wildlife Week!
It is Garden Wildlife Week!
01 Jun 2021

It is Garden Wildlife Week! A time to hunt around a celebrate all the wonderful wildlife you can find in your garden!    We have created a fun downloadable Garden Wildlife Week activity pack,...

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Affinity #whywecare
Affinity #whywecare
09 May 2021

The theme for this year’s Foster Care Fortnight is #whywecare, and we think it’s the perfect hashtag to celebrate fostering in the UK. Working within the fostering sector takes an exceptional...

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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!