Foster care

  1. 5. Person With Care Experience

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    Video caption: Small Axe: The Podcast, where the conversation continues.

    Ashley John-Baptiste and Dr Sylvan Baker discuss experiences of Black children in care.

  2. Ulverston foster carer rewarded for keeping family together

    A woman from Ulverston who gave up her job to keep her mother's foster family together has been named as Cumbria's Foster Carer of the Year.

    Stephanie Lane, 35, grew up with her mum working as a foster carer from the age of 11.

    When her mum Janet died last year, Stephanie trained as a carer so she could keep the three children her mum has fostered since they were young together in the home they'd always known.

    Stephanie Lane
    Quote Message: Mum cared long-term for two teenaged siblings and also a little boy with additional needs and they had all been with her since they were tiny - all they’d really ever known was mum.
    Quote Message: It was a no brainer for me to take over where mum left off.” from Stephanie Lane Foster carer
    Stephanie LaneFoster carer
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    Video caption: A theatre group is helping young care leavers achieve their dreams.

    The Big House theatre group supports young care leavers in the arts industry.

  4. Fostering in social accommodation 'could make a difference'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The States of Guernsey's head of housing believes a change in rules which allows islanders in social accommodation to foster for the first time will make an immense difference to children in care.

    Previously it was not possible because of rules on spare rooms in social housing, but the Committee for Employment & Social Security has agreed to alter the policy.

    Despite this, Lynne McLagan admitted she did not expect an influx of applicants.

    She said: "We're not expecting huge numbers - any numbers would be great... so probably no more than four or five. But that could make a difference to young people in care who do not need to be."

  5. Pause For Thought: 'I firmly believe that everyone needs a constant source of love and care in their lives.'

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    Video caption: Krish Kandiah on watching out for one another.

    Krish Kandiah on watching out for one another.

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    Video caption: Foster carers win employment rights appeal

    Foster carers from Glasgow have won an appeal granting them a number of employment rights.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Calls for hosts to help house young people

    Young people who may be at risk of homelessness are being given somewhere to live by host families.