Author Archives: Rebecca Daniel

Foster Care Fortnight 2017

The spotlight is on fostering for two weeks as it seeks to highlight the amazing work foster carers do every day. The fostering network aims for everyone in the UK to understand what fostering is and to know what a vital role all foster carers play in providing stability to societies most vulnerable children. Here are […]

” I couldn’t do that!”

  It continues to be a struggle getting enough people to consider fostering. It is definitely a difficult job and one that requires an awful lot of sacrifice, patience and hundreds of different skills. A lot of people often say that they would like to foster but they don’t think they could. When our carers […]

“Surviving teenagers!”

Surviving teenage years You’ve lived through 2 a.m. feedings, toddler temper tantrums, and the back-to-school blues. So why does the word “teenager” cause so much worry? I love having teenagers. I love learning about their world. They make me laugh and they teach me something new. Every day. I will hate the day when I […]

Safe. Secure. Supported

As part of our ongoing commitment to go that extra mile for our children and young people we are always asking for feedback. We ask social workers to provide us with comments on our staff, our communication and the quality of our foster carers. We ask the foster carers to be honest about the training […]

Pearls Of Wisdom

In yesterday’s Prime Minister question time, David Cameron offered Jeremy Corbyn some advice his mother might give. …she’d say put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem… Every adult will remember something their mother used to say.  More speed less haste, if you have nothing nice to say…, don’t […]

New Year Resolutions

This week at Homefinding is meant to have started with Bleak Monday or Blue Monday.  A day when we abandon our resolutions and we are supposed to believe it is the most depressing day of the year.  I am not sure how much of these studies can be believed or how much weight they deserve […]