Review by David Lane: The book has a strapline Fun ways to help your child develop in the first five years, and that it exactly what the book is about. Other than the Introduction and Final Words, Dr Gummer takes parents through eight stages of development from birth to starting school. In each stage she … Read more…
Should settled children be uprooted to meet parents’ wishes?
Draft National Minimum Standards are unrealistic and do not reflect practice.
Same scene, but Sally’s View
The Sycamore Services system for fostering children in residential care
Listening is the start to overcoming disadvantage.
A job for professionals – and there are vacancies.
Finding enough foster carers is a real challenge for UK fostering agencies, yet Pathway Care, one of the nation’s leading independent agencies, continues to grow despite the countrywide shortage. Latest statistics from the Fostering Network estimates a short-fall of some 10,000 foster carers in the UK. So how do we at Pathway do it? By … Read more…
The danger of dogma in meeting individual needs
Healing processes can help people to adjust.
And the impact on the development of children’s brains
Making sense of chaos
The damage of failing to reframe
The Lords spent a good couple of hours the other evening (9 February 2005) trawling over the problems faced by children in foster care or children’s homes. It was a worthwhile debate and indicated sound homework on the part of the peers and a good grasp of this important subject on the part of the … Read more…
Fostering can be fantastic – but we’re still short of foster parents In fact the vast majority of children in public care live with foster carers on a temporary basis until they can return to their own families. Fostering works to keep families together wherever possible. There are many different types of fostering. These include: … Read more…