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How to reduce the impact of bullying
How to reduce the impact of bullying
16 Nov 2022

If a child or young person experiences physical, verbal, or cyber bullying, it is often an incredibly lonely experience, and it can feel very isolating. Whether someone in your home has experienced...

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Affinity Fostering, Helping with the Cost of Living Crisis
Affinity Fostering, Helping with the Cost of Living Crisis
11 Nov 2022

The cost of living, despite some Government help, is going to make winter difficult for many people, and we understand that our foster carers may also need some additional financial support at this...

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Celebrating Diwali!
Celebrating Diwali!
24 Oct 2022

What is Diwali? Diwali – sometimes also spelt Divali - is a religious festival whose name originates from the Sanskrit word dipavali, and is known as the ‘Festival of Lights’. Taking place...

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The definitive guide to the best fostering resources
The definitive guide to the best fostering resources
04 Jul 2022

Being a foster carer is an immensely rewarding but also challenging experience and sometimes you just need some sage advice or insights from other people who have been in the same situation. While...

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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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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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Fostering young children: the early years make a difference!
Fostering young children: the early years make a difference!
02 Apr 2022

The first years of our lives are the times when we learn and develop so much. We discover speech and communication, how to move ourselves, attachment bonds and how to interact with others. The early...

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Easter 2022 Competition!
Easter 2022 Competition!
02 Apr 2022

It is that fantastic time of year again!  Easter is approaching quickly, so it is time for the young people of Affinity Fostering to get creative! Don't forget to email your entries...

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Why Affinity are the best agency for new foster carers

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!