We all enjoyed our Young Ambassadors meeting in February 2020. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Some of our young people planted bulbs in October 2019… Look what’s happening! We can’t wait to see what colours they are going to be!
Here at Foundation Fostering we are incredibly enthusiastic about any way we can help raise money or spread awareness for our Young People. On Tuesday 8th October we have implemented a ‘Hello Yellow’ day where each member has to wear and/ or bring in something Yellow!
Hello Yellow is a children’s mental health organisation that aim to spread awareness and provide help for Young People who struggle with mental health issues. For more information please visit: https://youngminds.org.uk/get-involved/how-to-fundraise/helloyellow/
Here at Foundation Fostering we are incredibly proud of one of our Young People who has raised money towards Oscar Saxelby-Lee’s life saving treatment. She has Instigated and raised £130 at her school by running a sweet stand earlier last week.
Oscar Saxelby-Lee is a 5 year old boy who has been suffering with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia for over 9 months. The Worcestershire charity campaign is to help Oscar who needs either a second transplant or an enrolment into a T-Cell treatment centre in Singapore which costs £500,000.
If you would like to donate any money towards this amazing cause please follow: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hand-in-handforoscarsaxelby-lee
Thanks to all the carers who attended Thursdays foster carer support group meeting, we covered some interesting points and had great discussions.
We enjoyed and was very proud to host a Macmillan coffee morning this year, raising money for an amazing cause. Thank you to everyone who helped get everything organised and for the very generous donations!
As a Fostering Agency, we have high aspirations for our children and young people. We want to encourage them to follow their passions and take pride in what they do. DH was recently presented with an art set and canvases as part of a reward for her progress in school. We then ‘commissioned’ her to create some art for the office. We were delighted when D presented us with three stunning pieces which are now proudly on display.
Nick Eadon (Agency Director) has just completed a Foster Carers Consultation project. The survey consisted of 25 questions covering areas such as the enquiry stage, training, supervision, support, being treated as a professional, matching, out of hours and complaints.
This consultation has now been completed and we are in the process of collating and presenting the data to our carers. Below is a selection of comments made our foster carers.
On the 15th of July, our Education and Wellbeing Officer ran a workshop on County Lines for a group of our local foster children.
This course was run in response to some of our foster carers being alerted by a local school regarding County Lines problems within the Upton Upon Seven and the Malvern areas.
Helen’s workshop covered information about how County Lines works and the effects it is having on children, young people and their families.
Helen gave a realistic insight into the issues having recently worked in a Pupil Referral Unit, which included working with young people who were members of County Lines Gangs.
If you have any concerns or would like any further information on County Lines, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Foundation Fostering.