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24.03.16

Sports Activities for the Entire Family

With Sports Relief just around the corner, what better time could there be for the whole family to gather together for some sporting fun? Group activities are not only enjoyable, but can boost fitness and wellbeing for all the family. Come rain or shine, our ideas will ensure you and your family get into the spirit of things and can enjoy a variety of inspirational outdoor activities and indoor games.

24.03.16

The little white lies we’ve told as parents

As parents, we always have our children’s best interests at heart which is why sometimes we bend the truth the little. Yes, we know that lying is wrong and shouldn’t be encouraged, but you’ll have to admit that sometimes it is hard to avoid.

24.03.16

NFA Wales retain Tier 1 status for third year running

Following a very detailed and comprehensive tendering process, NFA are delighted to announce that they have retained their Tier 1 provider status on the All Wales Fostering Framework for the third year in a row for 2014/15

24.03.16

NFA summer ball fundraiser celebrates achievement of local foster carers

The East Region of the National Fostering Agency is to hold its annual Summer Ball on the 7th June 2014 at Menzies Hotel, Cambridge (CB23 8EU) where it will celebrate the achievements of the East Region foster carers who foster many of East Anglia’s most vulnerable children.

24.03.16

What Foster Parents Wish Others Knew

If you are a foster parent or have been one in the past, you’ll understand that with the responsibility of caring for a child also comes a great deal of questioning from family, friends and work colleagues. A lack of common knowledge of how fostering operates and a natural curiosity of how it comes to influence everyday family life drives an interest, but when you’ve got the accountability of helping a new child settle it, sometimes you wish the questions would wait.

24.03.16

Guest Blog from AC Education: The Seven Steps of Attachment Theory in Children

What we call memory is a complicated brain and body function that does not develop in most humans until they are walking and talking. Attachment theory deals with this forgotten period of human life. It shows us that the experiences of our earliest life have a formative effect that will echo through the rest of our lifetime.

24.03.16

How to raise aspirations of your foster child

It is not uncommon for vulnerable young people to arrive in care with low self-esteem and a lack of self-confidence; difficult previous circumstances means not every situation your foster child has been part of will have been an ideal environment for a child to be raised and nurtured.

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