‘I'm proud of being a single male foster carer’: why more men should foster

Tuesday 01 September 2020 / Fostering
Darren Long

Darren talks about his recent experience of being a male carer and why more men should foster.

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How fostering filled a gap we didn’t even realise we had

Thursday 06 August 2020 / Fostering, Families
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John and Geraldine share their fostering journey and how they introduced three boys into their family.

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"Employers often find it difficult to understand an adopter’s journey": Being an adopter during lockdown

Saturday 01 August 2020 / Adoption, Families
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One of our adopters recently wrote to us explaining how his family has had to adapt during lockdown.

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“His hours have been getting cut every week, and next time he might not get any”: supporting families during the coronavirus pandemic

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Kim was told about the Action for Children emergency fund to ensure the family could continue to put food on the table.

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Delivering amazon vouchers to young carers during the coronavirus pandemic

Thursday 16 July 2020 / Young Carers
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Our Pembrokeshire Young Carers service has been delivering Amazon vouchers to local young carers.

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Providing families with vegetable plants during lockdown

Monday 29 June 2020 / Volunteers, Families
tullibody community garden

One of our family centres have teamed up with the Tullibody Community Garden to deliver young plants to local families.

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‘It reminds me what a difference we make to children’s lives’: our fostering social events

Friday 26 June 2020 / Fostering, Events
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We caught up with our England Head of Fostering to talk to us about our past fostering social events.

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How we’re supplying hot meals to families during lockdown

Wednesday 24 June 2020 / Families, Volunteers
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Action for Children services across Scotland have been supplying families with hot meals through our Wooden Spoon Scheme

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Supporting young carers during lockdown

Friday 05 June 2020 / Young people, Young Carers
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Becky, a young person’s practitioner, shares how we've been supporting young carers in Lanarkshire since lockdown began.

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“It’s all about the young people and supporting them”: what it’s like being a volunteer mentor

Monday 01 June 2020 / Volunteers, Young people
debbie millington

One of our independent visitors explains what it's like to be a volunteer mentor to young people.

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