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. Get the audio versions...
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...

Gratitude…

Our parents drummed it into us – “watch your Ps and Qs!” This has importance for our dealings with troubled young people, too… Why is being a thankful professional important?… Last weekend, I was struck again by how important gratitude...