Blog

 

Please click below to read our latest blog. We will be updating this section regularly so make sure you check back for more!

 

Our blogs will give you more of an insight into fostering; taking into account foster carers views, social workers views & young people’s views.

 

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Fostering Teenagers: The Reality and Reward

This blog covers why you should consider fostering teenagers. The greatest need in Northern Ireland today for foster carers is for teens aged 12-17. Read this blog to find out more about why teenagers may be challenging but also, what are the rewards to outweigh this?
What Makes A Good Foster Carer?

 

This blog covers who can be a foster carer and some of the key characteristics that a foster carer should possess. Read this blog to find out more about being a foster carer and explore if you could provide a safe and stable home to some of Northern Ireland’s more vulnerable young people.
The Importance of Maintaining Sibling Relationships In Foster Care This blog covers why you should consider fostering siblings. Read this blog to find out more about the importance of keeping siblings living together and the long-term benefits this can have on the young people.
How do I Become a Foster Carer? You have decided you’d like to start the process of becoming a foster carer. But what is the process? Read the blog to find out more about how to become a foster carer.
The Vital Role of Men in Foster Care The success of the Foster Care system relies on a community of essential individuals. Both men and women. Men participate as Foster Carers jointly with their partner, as single carers, and as carers in same sex relationships. Click the title to read more about why men are important in foster care.
Why does Northern Ireland need Foster Carers? There are currently around 3,300 children and young people in care in Northern Ireland today. 75% of these are cared for by Foster Carers. Why does NI need more Foster Carers?