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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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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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Foster Care Fortnight is approaching
Foster Care Fortnight is approaching
04 May 2022

Every May, The Fostering Network runs Foster Care Fortnight to shine a spotlight on the amazing work that foster carers do. This year’s theme is #fosteringcommunities, celebrating the strength and...

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Junior or Apprentice Administrator - New Job
Junior or Apprentice Administrator - New Job
27 Apr 2022

We are looking for a Junior or Apprentice Administrator to join our friendly team at our Ingatestone office!  If you are looking for a role where you can learn the skills and gain experience please...

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Have you considered fostering a child with disabilities?
Have you considered fostering a child with disabilities?
04 May 2022

Any child or young person who enters the care system will come with complex needs that need to be addressed. As we’ve said before, there is never a happy reason for a child to find themselves in...

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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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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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Vacancy - Children's Participation and Support Leader
Vacancy - Children's Participation and Support Leader
01 Mar 2022

Affinity Fostering Services are excited to announce the opening of a position, for a Children's Participation and Support Leader. Based in West Essex or North West Kent, Affinity is looking for a...

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Why Affinity are the best agency for new foster carers

Affinity Fostering were rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2017. In-fact we’ve been rated Outstanding in every inspection since we opened our agency!