Sons & Daughters Month

Each year The Fostering Network celebrate the vital contribution which birth children of foster carers bring to the fostering role.  Each October we recognise that children and young people play an important part in welcoming fostered children and young people in their home and families.   Sometimes fostered children can find it easier to settle into a new home alongside birth children and young people.  A birth child has a foot in both camps – they understand how their house and family ru...
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Make Your Voice Heard

As an Independent Fostering Agency our service is inspected by Ofsted and we are dedicated to ensuring that every child placed with our Foster Carers and every Foster Carer has a voice and that the foster placement meets their needs and expectations. We have a number of tools to ensure that the children and young people placed with our Foster Carers have a voice, and a means of having their voice heard and that our Foster Carers equally have a voice that is heard. We are persistent in ensurin...
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Open Day – 19th May

We are holding an open day on Saturday 19th May 2018 from 10am to 1pm at Next Stage Offices, 28 Manchester Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3QJ.  Our Open Day is to help people who may be interested in fostering and will provide an opportunity for you to have an informal, friendly chat with a member of our team. An experienced Foster Carer will also be there to share their first-hand experiences with you. It does not matter whether you know very little about fostering or if you are already a Fost...
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Open Day – 21st April

We are holding an open day on Saturday 21st April 2018 from 10am to 1pm at Next Stage Offices, 28 Manchester Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3QJ.  Our Open Day is to help people who may be interested in fostering and will provide an opportunity for you to have an informal, friendly chat with a member of our team. An experienced Foster Carer will also be there to share their first-hand experiences with you. It does not matter whether you know very little about fostering or if you are already a Fo...
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Information Day – 1st July

We are holding an Information Day on Saturday 1st July 2017 from 10am to 1pm at Next Stage Offices, 28 Manchester Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3QJ.  Join us for coffee and a cake and have an informal, friendly chat with a member of our team. An experienced Foster Carer will also be there to share their first-hand experiences with you. It does not matter whether you know very little about fostering or if you are already a Foster Carer, everyone is welcome to find out what Next Stage for Foster...
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Foster Care Fortnight™

Foster Care Fortnight™ is The Fostering Network's annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care transforms lives. It is also the UK's biggest foster carer recruitment campaign. Please watch the following video provided by The Fostering Network to find out more on how foster Care can transform lives. If you require any further information about fostering please contact us on 01204 201203
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Childen and Social Work Act 2017

Community Care reports that the Children and Social Work Bill has become an Act of Parliament after receiving Royal Assent. http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2017/04/28/children-social-work-act-2017-social-work-reforms-become-law/ Source: Community Care  Date: 28 April 2017 Further information: Children and Social Work Act 2017
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CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to our winners who have received the Easter Bunny and Luxury Easter Egg.  Well done to all the children and young people who sent in pictures, they were all fantastic. Have a lovely Easter.
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