A wish list from foster care

A wish list from foster care

What do foster carers want? After responding in-depth to a previous post, I asked Melody Barrow to write her wish list – the things that she and her fellow foster carers want to say to other professionals, particularly to social workers. Here’s what she...

10 things foster carers need…

Fostering and kinship care is a huge commitment. I take my hat off to those who do it! Photo courtesy of ©123rf/Frenk And Danielle Kaufmann Like any such role, these guys need all the support they can get. So… So how can we help most?… I’m not a...

Free mental health articles…

Taylor & Francis have released a number of articles to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. The articles are journal papers and are free to view until 31 July 2014. To view the papers, click here or on the image above. More info… Click to get twice weekly...

Kinship care: the abuse of grandparents?…

One day, Rose received a phone call from social services. They asked her a question. Could she look after her grandchildren as their mother was unsafe? “Yes,” she said, “of course!” Which grandparent wouldn’t? She became a “kinship...