#Helloyellow

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/

 

 

 

 

 

#Handinhandforoscar

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

Macmillan Coffee Morning

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!

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019

Stunning Art Made For Our Office!

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.

Local Authority Feedback July 2019

As part of our ongoing drive to evaluate our service we have been undertaking  semi-structured interviews with our placing authorities. Below are some of the comments made to date.

Foster Carer Survey 2019

Foundation Fostering continually strive to ensure our foster carers feel supported and valued. Our motto, ‘A looked after carer means a looked after child’, is something that is important to us.

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.

County Lines

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.

Easter Egg Hunt!

On Friday the 26th of April Foundation Fostering held their Easter Egg Hunt. All the children and young people who attended prepared for the ‘hunt’ by making and decorating their ‘Easter baskets’. Once this was done we all headed out to the woods at the back of the Foundation Fostering Office to find as many eggs as possible. All the children and young people did a super job hunting down the eggs and left the hunt with big ‘chocolate smiles’.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

GDPR Training

On the 13th of April all the members of the Foundation Fostering Panel attended GDPR Training. The training was set up to look at how the GDPR Regulations impacts on Foundation Fostering as an Independent Agency as well as the impact on foster carers and the children and young people we look after.

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