Category Archive: Adoption and Fostering

Somebody else’s child, everybody’s responsibility! What is private fostering?

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When a child or young person, who is under 16 (or under 18 if they have a disability) is being looked after by someone who is not a close relative, for 28 days… Continue reading

My Volunteering Story |The Leeds Independent Visitor Scheme

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  Simon Davis, Independent Visitor to a young teenager in care   What does an average working day look like for you?  An average working day for me is getting up about 7 o’clock after… Continue reading

Inspirational stories of Leeds foster carer award winners

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Leeds foster carers have been recognised and awarded for the selfless work they do looking after the city’s most vulnerable children, at a special awards ceremony organised by Leeds City Council. In order… Continue reading

UNICEF Child Right’s Partners: Sam talks about his experience of independence after leaving care

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embed code In the first Child Rights Partners blog written by a young person, we’ve shared a short film about Sam. Sam is a 21 year old from Leeds who grew up in… Continue reading

Helen’s Story, Part 4

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As part of National Adoption Week we’re serialising one adopters story through the adoption process. Here it’s time for panel… Part four I almost forgot Panel, that’s because it was great. I was… Continue reading

Helen’s Story, Part 3

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As part of National Adoption Week we’re serialising one adoptive families journey through the process, today it’s ‘stage two…’ Part three ‘Stage Two’ was a much anticipated part of the adoption process and… Continue reading

Helen’s story, Part 2

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As part of National Adoption Week we’re serialising one adoptive families journey through the adoption process. Here Helen talks about the first home visit. Part two Bonzo likes to bark. Bonzo likes to… Continue reading

Adoption Week 2015

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Next week is National Adoption week, so over the coming days we’ll be serialising one adoptive families journey through the process. Additionally we’ll be having a Q&A session on Twitter on 20 and… Continue reading

Why Rob became an Independent Visitor

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Leeds City Council’s ‘Independent Visitor’ scheme offers young people in care an older role model. Volunteers offer few hours of their time each month, taking part in activities such as football, go-karting, or… Continue reading

Children in care are STARS for the night

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Children in care from across Leeds have been treated like stars for the night at a prom style awards ceremony. The STARS awards for Looked After Children have been organised by Leeds City… Continue reading