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...
In care & in trouble

In care & in trouble

Children in residential care are 15 times more likely to be criminalised than other kids the same age. That can’t be right… Recently, the Howard League for Penal Reform has issued its first briefing on ending the criminalisation of children in residential...
Hidden Ambitions

Hidden Ambitions

We all have ambitions, dreams and goals for the future. Young care leavers are no exception! FIND OUT MORE https://www.childcomwales.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Hidden-Ambitions.pdf What needs to happen… They may aspire to become a doctor, teacher, lawyer...
The State of Foster Care

The State of Foster Care

I’m a passionate believer in the value of foster care. In fact I think it’s the Gold Standard for helping troubled kids who can’t live at home. So what sort of state is the nation’s fostering system currently in? So, how’s fostering...

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!…

Wow, it’s been another full-on year! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a breather. But before that, get a load of this… The “other” perspective… It’s at times like this-imminent holidays-when I can’t help...