How to promote good mental health…

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…

10 things foster carers need…

Fostering and kinship care is a huge commitment. I take my hat off to those who do it! Like any such role, these guys need all the support they can get. So… So how can we help most?… I’m not a foster carer. My experience of fostering extends only to...

Why leaving care at 21 is a good idea…

When I was 16 I left school and started work. But no way was I ready to live independently. So why do we insist that kids in care do this? Here’s the problem and a solution… My parents looked after me well. Very well. In fact my whole childhood was pretty...