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Working with and for our members

Working with and for our members

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  1. Working with and for our members

  2. Who we are • UK membership organisation, • Leading charity for everyone involved in foster care • 58,000 foster carers • 99% of local authorities • Over 150 independent fostering agencies

  3. Our mission is to work with and support all those involved in foster care in order to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people in foster care.

  4. The voice of foster care • Bringing together our members • Sharing knowledge and best practice • Raising awareness and challenging stereotypes • Campaigning for change at the highest level

  5. Membership benefits • Block membership scheme for your foster carers • Access to helplines: Medical, legal, tax and stress counseling helpline 0844 581 0404

  6. Access to our information and advice services 020 7261 1884 or info@fostering.net • Multiple copies of Foster Care

  7. www.fostering.net Access to members only content online, including exclusive resources • Signposts in Fostering • Find a Fostering Service • Panel member database

  8. Regular information and news from the fostering world – newsletters and e-news • Special members’ prices on events, publications, training and services www.fosteringresources.co.uk

  9. Making foster care work for every fostered child and every foster family

  10. Projects FCA development project Delegated authority Foster carer peer mentoring ‘Hard to reach’ foster carers

  11. Sons and Daughters Week • A chance to recognise and celebrate the role of sons and daughters

  12. ‘I have nothing but praise for the Fostering Network. They are very accessible and always there at the end of the phone. All the members of staff are helpful, approachable and knowledgeable. We use them to give independent support to our foster carers and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive – it’s so useful to be  able to offer this valuable support to our foster carers.’ Fostering team manager