Archive by category Adoption and Fostering

Nottingham church hosting event to attract more foster carers

Nottingham church hosting event to attract more foster carers

A city centre church is hosting an event tomorrow to try to recruit more foster carers for Nottingham City Council. Heart Church, based on Talbot Street, is inviting people along on Wednesday (13) evening to learn more about fostering. It is the latest part of a pledge from Nottingham churches to provide 100 new foster […]

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Casting the net far and wide to boost foster carer numbers

Casting the net far and wide to boost foster carer numbers

Nottingham City Council has been working hard over the past year to recruit more foster carers. The authority’s recruitment team, with support from senior politicians, has been out and about across the city spreading the message about the benefits of fostering – both to the child and the foster family. The fostering service is always […]

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New charity project to support foster children is in the Bag!

New charity project to support foster children is in the Bag!

Nottingham City Council has pledged its support for a new charity set up by a father and daughter to support foster children. Stuart Ferguson and Nicola Barber have launched My Bag, which aims to help foster children through the difficult first few days of settling into a new home. Drawing on their own first-hand experiences […]

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Powerful new video highlights the impact of foster carers

Powerful new video highlights the impact of foster carers

A video has been launched today (May 14) to show how important foster carers are to the children they look after. Nottingham City Council has produced There Was A Boy in collaboration with 15 other local authorities across the Midlands for the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign (14-27 May 2018). The storyline shows a vulnerable […]

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Churches holding ‘Fostering Sunday’ event to attract more carers

Churches holding ‘Fostering Sunday’ event to attract more carers

Nottingham churches are coming together on Sunday (13 May) to spread the message about fostering in the City. Ahead of national Foster Care Fortnight, which begins on Monday, church leaders will take the opportunity to promote fostering to their congregations during a raft of Sunday services taking place across Nottingham. Nottingham churches have pledged to […]

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Make next Christmas extra special for a child in care

Make next Christmas extra special for a child in care

Nottingham City Council is encouraging potential foster carers to come forward so that children and teenagers waiting for a foster home can experience next Christmas in a loving family home. Nottingham City Council cares for over 600 children who can’t live with their parents – many of these children are in temporary accommodation and don’t […]

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Can you help a child in care in Nottingham?

Can you help a child in care in Nottingham?

The importance of the wider family, together with strong professional support, is being highlighted this year as part of National Adoption Week 2017. The support and stability that can be provided by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins is a vital part of the whole adoption process. The family unit, and the role that extended family […]

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Help to make a difference to others…

Help to make a difference to others…

People are being encouraged to do more to help others in Nottingham as part of a new Looking After Each Other campaign. A menu of ‘How to Make a Difference’ is being introduced in the city (7 November) to give ideas and suggestions of how people can help. Ideas range from things that people can […]

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