Category Archive: Adoption and Fostering

Do you know the law about ‘private fostering’ and why it means local authorities need to know?

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Do you ever work with children or young people? Do you know the law about ‘private fostering’ and why it means local authorities need to know? To keep children safe we need everyone… Continue reading

Shine Space in Leeds – ‘gone above and beyond’ to help us deliver events that will reach new foster carers

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Our amazing ambassadors at Shine Leeds continually strive to make a difference to the community, through their work.  Over the years they have found many ways to support the work of Child Friendly… Continue reading

Keeping Safe During Bonfire Night

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Bonfire Night can be a great time for all the family. Fireworks and bonfires are something the whole family looks forward to around 5th November, but it is important that everyone celebrates safely.… Continue reading

Private Fostering takes part in #ChildFriendlyLeeds Celebrations – July 2017

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Children and their families created a collage to visually demonstrate the children and young people living in Private Fostering arrangements in Leeds that we are not aware off. This took place during #ChildFriendlyLeeds… Continue reading

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