Bringing you advice from our expert team of therapists, social workers, and education specialists. Explore articles on a wide range of topics including trauma, attachment, complex needs, education, identity, and more.
What is trauma?
This guide helps you understand what we mean by 'trauma' and how it may affect a child in your care.Read More
The impact of trauma
Discover the impact of early childhood trauma, and what it means for young people in foster care.Read More
Trauma and the brain
Learn about the profound impact that childhood trauma can have on brain development.Read More
Healing from trauma
Explore the strategies and therapeutic perspectives you need to help children recover from trauma.Read More
Learn how to use the PACE approach in daily interactions to build a connection and diffuse difficult situations.Read More
Around 7 out of 10 young people in care will have complex needs, including physical or learning disabilities, sensory impairments, or mental health disorders. This series provides expert advice to help children with complex needs thrive in your care.
What are complex needs?
This guide will help you understand complex needs and how to support the young person in your care.Read More
Fostering a child with autism
With the right know-how, you can help a child with autism flourish and reach their full potential.Read More
How to help your child at school
Our experts provide their advice on ways to help the young person in your care thrive at school.Read More
Education, Health & Care Plans
Everything you need to know about EHCPs including who's eligible, what the plan covers and how to apply.Read More
Special education needs
This guide will help you understand special educational needs and how to support the young person in your care.Read More
My child won't go to school
We explore some of the reasons why a child may refuse to go to school and what you can do to help.Read More
My child's been excluded
Here's what you need to do if a child in your care has been excluded from school.Read More
Help a child go back to school
Many children in care will miss parts of their education. Here's how you can support their transition back into school.Read More
When a child comes into foster care they often feel a huge sense of loss - not only the loss of the people around them but their identity too. This series looks at how foster parents can support a child who may have a different racial, cultural or religious background to them.
We explore the role of race, ethnicity and culture in identity formation, and how being in foster care may impact that.Read More
Supporting children from different backgrounds
Practical ways to meet both the physical and emotional needs of a child from a different racial or cultural background.Read More
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