Why We Need to Talk About Fostering…


As the late Bob Hoskins famously declared – “It’s good to talk.” And where fostering is concerned, this couldn’t be more true. Which is why here at Apple Fostering we’re delighted that so many famous faces have recently opened up about their foster care experiences, helping to shine a light on the important job foster […]

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Foster Care Fortnight 2014 – How You Can Get Involved

Foster Care Fortnight 2014 – 12 May to 25th May This year Foster Care Fortnight 2014 takes place between May 12th and May 25th. The annual fostering awareness campaign aims to encourage more people to get involved in fostering. This year the theme is Guess Who Fosters? Answering that question will be a diverse range of carers […]

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Fostering Consultation – Improving Permanence for Looked After Children

Consultation on improving support for children in care – Improving Permanence for Looked After Children The Department of Education has recently released an Improving Permanence for Looked After Children  consultation document asking for people’s views on Improving Permanence for Looked After Children. The government consultation provided foster carers with the opportunity to comment on changes designed […]

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The Fostering Information Exchange (FIE) – Have you Signed up?

The Fostering Information Exchange (FIE) If you have an interest in foster care then why not sign up to the Fostering Information Exchange (FIE)? This online group has been developed by the Department for Education, with help from the British Association for Adoption and Fostering, the Fostering Network, the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers and The Who Cares? Trust. […]

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Latest Foster Care Statistics – Who is Being Fostered?

Who is being fostered? – An analysis of recent UK Foster Care Statistics Recent foster care statistics reports have lifted the lid on the number of children being fostered, and who these children are. The reports include: Children looked after in England (including adoption and care leavers) year ending 31 March 2013 – – […]

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How To Find Free Fostering Advice And Support


If you’re a foster carer or if you’re interested in fostering, then it’s important you get the information and support that you need. At Apple Fostering, we always recommend that those who want advice about fostering should utilise the resources available to them. One such resource is Fosterline – a free, government-funded helpline that gives […]

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How We Work with Foster Children

How We Work With Children At Apple Fostering we take a holistic approach to working with children and young people who are being cared for. But the term that best sums up our approach is Social Pedagogy. This is an academic discipline that incorporates social learning, learning through interaction and creating learning opportunities. The term […]

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