Spot the Signs of Self-Harm in Children & Teenagers

1 March, 2019

Self Injury Awareness Day (also known as Self Harm Awareness Day) is a global campaign where people choose to be more open about their own self-harm and awareness organisations make special efforts to raise awareness about self-harm and self-injury. For Self Harm Awareness Day, we share some advice to support families who may be worried […]

Tammy & James’ Fostering Journey

15 February, 2019

Tammy and her husband started fostering just over a year ago, after having their first child and wanting to give another child the same positive upbringing that their own son has had. Tammy said: “We knew that we could offer a loving and supportive home to another child that may be less fortunate than our […]

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe Online

5 February, 2019

Today is Safer Internet Day, a globally recognised day that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children online. The internet is a great thing, providing children with opportunities to learn, play and connect with others. However, it does not come without its risks. In fact, more and more, we hear about the emotional and safeguarding […]

Children’s Book Guide | National Storytelling Week 2019

29 January, 2019

We’re celebrating National Storytelling Week by encouraging the children in our care to pick up a book and get reading. To help them find a book they love, we asked our foster and birth children to tell us about their all-time favourite books and used these recommendations to create our Children’s Book Guide. Gallagher Girls […]

Food Bank Appeal Success

24 December, 2018

Clifford House have been busy gathering food donations over the festive period to donate to food banks up and down the country, including 50 items for the Basement Project. The basement project supports young people around the Worcestershire area who are facing homelessness. Staff and carers, who provide suitable families for looked after children, filled boxes with tins and […]

How You Can Encourage Learning Over Christmas

13 December, 2018

We are reaching a rather exciting time as the Christmas holidays are approaching nearer! Even though it Is such a busy time, Christmas can still provide many opportunities for our children and young people to practice the skills they have been learning at school. No one wants to do extra homework, but when learning is […]

6 Ways to Make a Foster Child Feel Special at Christmas

6 December, 2018

Christmas is a magical time of year for children, but it can be difficult for many young people in foster care, as the memories and emotions of the past come flooding back. As the festive season approaches, we ask some of our Foster Carers for their tips on how to bring back the joy and […]

How You Can Help Your Child Deal with Their Frustrations and Anger

Does your foster child sometimes struggle to regulate their emotions? Do not worry, you’re not alone. Many of the children and young people coming into care suffer from severe emotional delays, often due to their past experience of neglect and abuse. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for a looked after child to not be reaching the […]

Children in Need 2018

20 November, 2018

Last week our Bromsgrove office held a week of fundraising fun to raise money for Children in Need. All keeping in theme with Children in need, the team came up with colours and patterns they could wear each day to raise money for the incredible cause. On Monday the team wore hats, Tuesday was odd […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2018: Choose Respect

16 November, 2018

Bullying can cause many young people to feel isolated, worthless and insecure. Over time, repeated bullying may also cause a child some serious, lasting issues, as their confidence and self-esteem diminishes. The Anti-Bullying Alliance have launched their annual Anti-Bullying Week campaign this week and this year’s theme is to choose respect over bullying. The theme […]