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National Fostering Group – Live Events

20.11.20

We have exciting news! We at the National Fostering Group are launching a series of online events to tell you everything you need to know about fostering.

They are free to attend and you can watch live on our Facebook page, or YouTube Channel. If you can’t make the live event you can watch them back below. It’s a great way to find out more about fostering, the benefits, and the team who will support you on your journey.

Take some time to find out more about fostering.

Upcoming Events

Event Name: Specialist Fostering – Virtual Event

What’s it all about: Find out more about how your transferable skills from working in residential, social and health care, education, youth justice/police can support a child or young person moving from residential care into a family setting again through foster care.

When: Thursday 8th April at 1pm

Where: Facebook 

Event Name: Sibling Day – Virtual Event

What’s it all about: Saturday 10th April is National Sibling Day. We will be meeting foster families with birth and fostered siblings and talk to them about their fostering journey. Is there a question you would like to ask our families? Email them to [email protected] and watch live on the day to hear what they had to say.

When: Saturday 10th April at 10am

Where: Facebook 

Event Name: Meet our Foster Carer Ali – Virtual Event

What’s it all about: This is small group information session with the opportunity to meet Ali one of our foster carers and talk to our team about specialist fostering.

This event will be happening on Zoom for more information or to request your personalised link please email [email protected]

When: Monday 12th April at 10am

Where: Zoom

Past Events

Event Name: Men who Foster – Virtual Event

What’s it all about: Meet one of our foster carers and find out more about what it is like as a man who fosters.

Event Name: Meet the Team – Virtual Event

What’s it all about: Come and meet the team who will guide you through your fostering journey.
Find out more about what they do to help and support our foster carers and how you can get in touch with them to find out more information about fostering.

Event Name: Inspiring You – Meet a Foster Carer

What’s it all about: We’ll be talking to one of our foster carers about their journey. What inspired them to become a foster carer, some of their most memorable moments, and what advice they would give to anyone thinking about becoming a foster carer.

Event Name: Festival of Fostering

What’s it all about: Our free, one day festival, it is your chance to speak to the professionals and learn more about fostering through live, interactive events.

Here is a sneak peak:

Event Name: Keep Children Safe Online, Safer Internet Day: Virtual Event

What’s it all about: Tuesday 9th February is Safer Internet Day.
We will be talking to a member of the Police Force about digital footprints, app safety, and having open conversations about apps, gaming and internet use.

Event: Brilliant Benefits

About this event:

Find out more about the brilliant benefits and training you receive when becoming a foster carer with National Fostering Group.

Start your fostering journey today

Discounts, training, memberships, days out and more!

Find out more on the benefits we offer all of our foster carers.

 

Event: Fostering Teens

About this event:

Ever wondered what it is like to foster teenagers? Watch this event to hear from one of our foster carers who has done just that. Find out about what day to day life is like and ask any questions live!

Date & Time: Tuesday 24th November at 2pm till 2:30pm

Watch live on our Facebook page, or our YouTube Channel.

Upcoming Events which will be live on our Facebook page:

Event: Christmas With Us

About this event:

Our fostering family along with a special guest in a red suit have teamed up to bring Christmas to your home this year!

Celebrate Christmas with Us

Watch us turn on the National Fostering Group Christmas lights, find out what Christmas is like for a foster family, and see the big man himself – Santa!

Watch live on our Facebook page, and if you add a comment you never know Santa might give you a special mention. Don’t have Facebook? Don’t worry, we’ll be live on our YouTube Channel too.

In the meantime for more information on fostering during Christmas click here

Event: Money Matters

About this event:

Find out what financial support you receive as a foster carer.

Learn about tax allowance and National Insurance, and what financial safety nets are available.

In the meantime for more information on fostering finances click here.

Watch live on our Facebook page, or our YouTube Channel.

 

Event: Applying to Foster During Covid

About this event: 

Now more than ever we are looking to speak to people interested in fostering.

We have adapted the application process so it can now been done almost completely virtual online – Don’t worry we support you with the technology!

With the introduction of the Fast Track programme you can now be an approved to foster in 8 – 12 weeks  . We’ll be speaking to a foster carer who has been through the approval process during Covid, and the team who supported them.

 

Event: Meet Our Team

About this event: 

Come and meet the team who will guide you through your fostering journey.

Find out more about what they do, and how you can get in touch with them to find out more information about fostering.

More information on our team and how they can support you can be found here

Event Name: Career in Caring

What’s it all about: We’ll be talking to two foster carers who have swapped careers in the police and hospitality and followed their dreams to become foster carers.

Event Name: Types of Foster Care

What’s it all about: Did you know there are different types of fostering? Meet a carer who has looked after children and young people of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. They will also talk about their experience of parent and child fostering.

Event Name: Inspiring You – Meet a Foster Carer

What’s it all about

We’ll be talking to Lisa about her fostering journey. What inspired her to become a foster carer, some of her most memorable moments, and what advice she would give to any one thinking about becoming a foster carer too.

Event Name: Your Pets & Fostering:

What’s it all about: For this event we’ll be joined Abigail from the National Fostering Group Team, one of her carers – and their dog, Magic! We’ll be talking about how pets are included as part of the fostering journey. We’ll also be joined by Sarah a Support Worker and horse therapist, who’ll talk about how animals can play a therapeutic role in the fostering.

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