South West News

We view all of our foster carers as part of the team looking after the child or young person placed with us. Foster carers have fed back that they feel fully involved in decision making about the child or the young person in their care. This is especially important when considering who they are going to look after.

Parent & child placements

Our Bristol foster carers who provide Parent and child assessment placements met for their specialist support group earlier this week. In this forum the foster carers are able to share their [...]

Safer Carer Training

Our Foster Carers recently attended Safer caring training – this is a mandatory training course for carers needing to update every three years. We had a large group of experienced carers who [...]

We love to listen…

The South West Team recently held its first consultation event of 2019 with their foster carers.   Carers were asked to consult on a range of topics including: Events Training Endings of FC [...]

We love chocolate…!

The Bunnies have been busy preparing all the lovely chocolate eggs to be delivered to all our foster children, sons and daughters – we are all hoping there are some spares! Keep an eye out for [...]

DDP Training

Two staff from the Wessex team attended Dyadic Developmental Practice Psychotherapy and Parenting this week (DDP) The content of the course included: – Theoretical foundations to DDP Learn [...]

August fun!

Tamar Trails, Devon Mock Ofsted Carer Coffee Morning and Children and Young People’s High Ropes Activity We would all like to say a very special thank you for those carers, children and young [...]

A massive thank you …

To you all of our carers and staff who do a wonderful job supporting each other and our young people. At the end of Foster Care Fortnight we reflect on all the achievements that our young people [...]

I’m proud to foster

Yesterday we had a panel meeting in our Tavistock office so we took the opportunity to snap some of our carer and potential foster carers. To celebrate Foster Care Fortnight 2018 #FCF18 we are [...]

A big thank you

to everyone that stopped and said hello this morning at Morrisons Tavistock, in celebration of Foster Care Fortnight. It was lovely to meet you all and chat about fostering, and how you can make [...]

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to all of our staff, foster carers, young people and supporters. You make such a difference and we are so proud of what you do. Wishing you all a Happy 2018.    

South West Wolf Pack

The South West Wolf Pack team bounced away the Autumn Halloween cobwebs at our first ever visit to iBounce. What an amazing fun day we all had. The Wolf Pack all participated in in our team games [...]

Kidz Group Activity Day

Our South West Kidz group met on 30th May 2017. The day started at The climbing Academy which all the children, aged 6-9 years old, took part in which was fantastic. There was some very [...]

Young People’s Panel

Another successful Young People’s Panel was held on 30th May 2017 at our Tavistock office.  Amazing feedback from the young people who attended the day.  They thoroughly enjoyed participating.  [...]

Skills to Foster

Thank you to Julie, David and Tracy who have just completed our 3 day Skills to Foster course for prospective carers. They were happy to show their support for Foster Care Fortnight. #FCF17 [...]

The Wolf Pack Easter Event

Thursday 6th April 2017 The Wolf Pack took part in an Easter themed Junior Chef Master class. They prepared and made a select of yummy delights including a beautifully creative fruit bouquet, [...]

Meet the team

Members of both the Wessex  and the South West offices will be available in a nearby Costa Coffee this week. The Wessex team will be at Costa Coffee, Fore Street, Taunton on Thursday 30th March [...]

South West Party Fun

The Fostering Foundation South West kicked off the February blues with their annual party event held at Trethorne Golf and Leisure Club.  The children, young people, carers and staff alike we all [...]

Female Carer Spa Day

This event was the first of it’s kind and had been in the planning for some time. The carers were all invited to a Spa Day at the Retallack Resort and Spa near Padstow. The day was [...]

Cornwall Support Group

The first of this year’s  Cornwall Carers Support Groups took place on 2nd February at its usual venue – Bodmin Jail.   Bodmin Jail, which is a popular visitor attraction in central [...]

Plymouth Support Group

It was great to see some of our wonderful carers at the  Plymouth Support Group on the 27th January which  met at the Fostering Foundation’s office in Tavistock.  The support groups are held for [...]

Okehampton Show

An early morning start for the South West Team to set up the stand on what should have been a glorious August day – however… The heavens opened and as we quickly recalled our girl [...]

Woodlands Fun Day

On Friday, the South West region enjoyed a fun day out at Woodlands leisure park and the sun shone for us all. There were a few wet people after riding the log flumes – except for those who had [...]

A warm welcome to Kirsten

We would like to welcome Kirsten Collins-Paull to The Fostering Foundation. Kirsten has taken up her role as Office Manager at our new, soon to be opening, office in Tiverton. If you live in the [...]

Young People’s Panel

Young People’s Panel Have Your Say The Fostering Foundation South West continues to promote that our young people’s views are represented as fully as possible. The ‘Young Peoples Panel’ is [...]

Honiton Show – 2015

  Come and see us at this years festival… Come and enjoy all the attractions and family activities at this years ‘Honiton Show’, along with coming to visit us at our stand. [...]

New Region Opening Soon

We are in the process of securing the lease for a new office, located just off J27 on the M5, so hopefully making us easily accessible for all our foster carers in the Devon and Somerset areas. [...]

Have any questions about fostering?

The Fostering Foundation carries out statutory checks on all foster carers to make sure that only suitable people can become foster carers which include DBS check, local authority checks, health and medical checks, and references.

Once approved as a foster carer we provide you with high quality training programmes to develop your skills as a foster carer. These courses include First Aid, Skills to Foster and Child Protection.

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