Fostering & kinship care…

Foster family portait

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I have a real bee in my bonnet about fostering and kinship care.

Basically, I think they are brilliant! They are under-rated, under-funded and, most of all, under-appreciated.

So I wanted to do my bit to make information available that might be useful to both groups of people. Here goes:

Kinship care…

I’ve written a couple of posts on this and there will be more. To find these just put the word “kinship” in the search bar on the right of this page or click on the Adoption/Fostering menu item…

Kinship care information:

  • Gathering: Kinfest – an annual get together of those caring for children from their own families…

Foster care…

I’ve also written a couple of posts on foster care. Here’re some info links that might be useful…

Grandparent carer...

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Foster care information…

Misc…

  • Mobile and iPad app – get info on the BAAF app here
  • Fostering regulations and guidance, here

Please let me know if you know of resources that might help others – thanks!

© Jonny Matthew 2014

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  • Rosanna Watts

    Hi jonny I think your doing a great job. I especially like how you covered who cares for the carer. You covered it well. As sadly if we were foser carers and had the same help and support. A lot of our children would not end up in the care system. Also families would not suffer trying to cope in the hardest of situations. Thank you for highlighting this. Xx

    • jonnymatthew

      You’re very welcome, Rosanna – thanks for the feed back! Do let me know of any other information or resources you’re aware of, so that I can include them here for the benefit of others. J.