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17/07/2024

Do foster carers pay tax?

One question we are frequently asked is whether or not foster carers are required to pay tax on their carer payments. It…

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11/07/2024

Supporting Foster Children With Complex Needs

Children with complex needs face a multitude of challenges on a daily basis, often requiring tailored support systems to navigate the complexities…

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05/07/2024

What is the hardest part of fostering?

What is the hardest part of fostering? Fostering can have a profound emotional impact, both positively and negatively. In this blog, we’ll…

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03/07/2024

What do foster children require the most?

Are you interested in fostering? It is important to be aware what it means to be a foster carer and what the…

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Fostering Siblings

Have you ever thought about fostering siblings? When any child goes into foster care, it is extremely tough for them, but this…

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02/07/2024

Is Fostering A Good Career?

There is currently a shortage of foster carers across the country.  During this blog we will be discussing whether fostering is a…

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27/06/2024

Two Online Fostering Information Sessions with Beacon Fostering!

Beacon Fostering have two Online Fostering Information Sessions coming up, targeting people in Preston, Liverpool and surrounding areas. With a shortage of…

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Can I work and be a foster carer?

If you are in work, whether this is self-employed or through employment, the area to look at here is if you would…

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26/06/2024

At What Age Can I Be A Foster Carer?

When considering being a foster carer, this is a relevant question as you may feel you are too young or possibly too…

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25/06/2024

What are the types of fostering providers?

The provision of foster care for children and young persons to support their well being is from the hard work and commitment…

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24/06/2024

Beacon Fostering are recruiting foster carers in Bury

Beacon Fostering is focusing locally on the support and recruitment of foster carers in Bury, Lancashire. Simon, Director at Beacon Fostering commented…

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23/06/2024

Fostering with Pets!

Can I be a foster carer if I have pets? In this blog we aim to inform you about fostering with pets….

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21/06/2024

Looked After: A Childhood in Care – Ashley John Baptiste

Ashley John Baptiste, a broadcaster and journalist for the BBC, had a different upbringing to many of his colleagues and others in…

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How long does it take to become a foster carer?

How long does it take to become a foster carer? A common question when considering becoming a foster carer and starting on…

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19/06/2024

How to Switch Fostering Agencies?

One question we regularly get asked, is from foster carer’s who are interested in switching fostering agencies to join Beacon.  Switching fostering…

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18/06/2024

Welcome to Beacon’s Fostering Panel – David, Panel Member

Hello, my name is David Decorte and I am an independent member of Beacon’s Fostering Panel as well being a member of…

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17/06/2024

Welcome to Beacon Fostering’s Panel Chair – John Terry

I qualified as a Social Worker in 1988, and since then have worked in a variety of social work roles, including: Probation,…

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15/06/2024

Local support needed for Preston area! Start your fostering journey if you are local to Preston!

Beacon Fostering has a targeted focus on the Preston area and supporting foster carers locally. Your fostering agency has a resource centre…

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13/06/2024

Fostering in Blackpool today! How can you make a difference?

Blackpool in Lancashire shares the fostering challenges of many other Local Authorities across England and indeed its neighbouring areas including Preston and…

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06/06/2024

Children’s Awareness Month – what you need to know

There are many days devoted to celebrating and maintaining the best interests of children, and this June is no different….

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05/06/2024

Promoting Fostering!

To build on the good work and activities from Foster Care Fortnight, we are keen to continue to raise the awareness of…

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03/06/2024

Rob Burrow – A Beacon of Hope!

At Beacon Fostering, we would like to share our best wishes and thoughts to the family and friends of Rob Burrow following…

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Fostering recruitment hubs go live!

The Government plan and initiatives through “Stable Home, Built on Love” are now taking effect and being implemented. This is with the…

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28/05/2024

Simon’s Story – National Share A Story Month

Foster Care Fortnight has now ended, but as we are still in National Share a Story month, we thought we’d continue sharing…

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24/05/2024

Foster Care Fortnight – Priankar’s fostering story

During Foster Care Fortnight, we thought we’d share some of our team’s favourite fostering stories. Below, you’ll see our Interim Registered Manager…

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20/05/2024

Foster Care Fortnight 2024

Since 1997, The Fostering Network has run the campaign Foster Care Fortnight to raise awareness of the process of fostering and its…

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Cultivating a welcoming environment for a foster child

When a child enters a new foster home, it is imperative for their foster carer(s) to create a welcoming environment they feel…

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16/05/2024

Foster Carer Shortage Across The UK!

After Foster Care Fortnight began on Monday, The Fostering Network released an article that included a startling but unsurprising statistic. The article…

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14/05/2024

Introducing Beacon Fostering!

Beacon Fostering is an agency with a family ethos and focus on the North West of England, being linked to one of…

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13/05/2024

Has the level of children in care increased for Manchester City Council for the last 5 years? How does this compare to National Trends?

At 31 March 2019, there were 1,290 children and young persons supported by Manchester City Council. This total has increased to 1,332…

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08/05/2024

Welcome to our therapeutic support partner – One Education!

“We are really pleased to share that we have linked up with One Education’s Creative Psychotherapy and Education Team. The team are…

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06/05/2024

Comedian takes fostering journey to the stage

A Welsh stand-up comedian is putting her experiences as a foster carer front and centre as part of…

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