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Jobs & Careers magazine | January 17, 2018

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MBE – For ‘supermum’ who fostered more than 400 children

May 23, 2013 |

A Halton woman who has fostered more than 400 children over 34 years has been awarded an honour from The Queen for services to children and families.

Chris Pugh, aged 63-year-old, from Halton, who has with husband John, been fostering … Read More

LGBT Adoption & Fostering

May 23, 2013 |

There is a desperate shortage of both adopters and foster carers throughout the UK and more people from all walks of life are needed to come forward.

Many people still believe being gay or lesbian, whether they are single or … Read More

How much do you know about fostering?

September 10, 2012 |

To gain a little at a time can make a person whole eventually.

Throughout the UK there is a national shortage of foster carers, and you can make a huge difference to a child’s life by fostering. Fostering turns children’s … Read More

Foster carers needed

June 11, 2012 |

Foster carers who can offer placements for older children and teenagers are urgently needed across eight North East Councils – Darlington, Gateshead, Middlesbrough, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar-Cleveland, South Tyneside and Stockton.

Teenagers are at risk of missing out on stable … Read More

Starting afresh

April 11, 2012 |

Spring has arrived and rejuvenated the plants and trees – but if you feel that your career could equally do with a springtime spruce, then explore our selection of jobs ideal for mums, career-changers and the over 40s…

Best jobs … Read More

Guide to becoming a foster carer: part 2

April 2, 2012 |

A guide to becoming a foster carer – Part 2

As part of the assessment process all prospective foster carers attend the ‘Skills to Foster’ preparation and evaluation training which is great fun and very informative. It gives people an … Read More

Considering a career in fostering?

March 21, 2012 |

Foster care is an exciting and rewarding career which gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people.

As a foster carer you would look after children in your home whilst their … Read More

Different types of foster care

March 7, 2012 |

Long term or permanent – different types of foster care

Carers who can offer long-term foster placements are urgently needed for children across 8 North East Councils – Darlington, Gateshead, Middlesborough, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar-Cleveland, South Tyneside and Stockton.

Long-term … Read More

Be a superhero…

March 2, 2012 |

… or the next best thing at least.

This article was inspired by a tweet I stumbled across where, to paraphrase the 140 character plea, someone had written that they wanted to become a professional superhero, triumphing for the good … Read More

A guide to becoming a foster carer

January 30, 2012 |

As you can imagine it is vital that the right people become foster carers. To ensure that fostering is going to be right for you and for the company you will be working with, it is essential that a thorough … Read More