Residential child care…

After fostering, residential care is perhaps the most committed and focussed form of working with troubled kids. It’s hard graft and requires exquisite skill to do it well Here are a few tips to help & encourage… I worked in residential childcare for...

How to promote good mental health…

Life can be tough. Particularly for kids in the care system. The very fact of being in care means life has already been very tough! Aside of meeting children’s physical needs for a place to live, there are the huge needs that spring from family separation and a...

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...