Sons and Daughters Month – Jennifer and Simeon’s Story

22 October, 2018

This month marks the celebration of Sons and Daughters month – an annual campaign launched by the Fostering Network to celebrate the vital contribution that the children of foster carers make to foster care. Jennifer, one of our fabulous foster carers, talks to us about the positive change that fostering has had on her birth daughters’ childhood […]

Clifford House Turns 25!

18 July, 2018 Clifford House Fostering

We celebrated our 25th birthday with a party to thank our carers for their continued dedication to changing and improving the lives of children separated from their birth families.   The celebration took place last month at Hogarths Stone Manor, Kidderminster, with carers also receiving long service awards. Carers were awarded for being with Clifford House Fostering from […]

And The Winner Is…

1 November, 2017

We received some fantastic entries for our Children’s Chocolate Hamper Competition! Thank you to all of you who took part. Our winner was Corey, aged 6, who drew this cute reindeer. Well done! We had so many brilliant entries, but have chosen three runners up to share with you all:  

Foster Carer Spotlight – Sarah and Antony’s Story

4 January, 2017

My husband and I decided to become foster carers as we had enough room in our home and in our hearts to help a young person. We don’t have children of our own but this has never been an issue. When a child is placed with us we ensure they become ‘part of the family’ […]

Top Picks | Articles on Fostering and Parenting

28 November, 2016

Can you believe November has been and gone already? Now, grab yourself a cuppa’ and treat yourself to a read of our top November articles and blog posts – everything from fostering, recipes, parenting and top-tips! Unconditional Love | The Fostering Network  11 Cold Weather Activities for Children That Are Practically Free | Huffington Post […]

Carving Out Some Fun Over Half Term!

2 November, 2016

Clifford House enjoyed a fun day out during the half term, in recognition of Sons and Daughters month. The fostering team, and all our children, had a great day out at Webbs to do some pumpkin carving, and take part in other fun Halloween activities. Everyone had a spooktacular time!  

Your most asked questions on Fostering for #FosteringFriday

3 June, 2016

We’ve been gathering up your most asked questions on fostering this week! Here are the top three, with answers from our experts: What is the difference between fostering and adopting? When adopting a child, they become a permanent and legal part of your family. Fostering, however, means offering a temporary home to children, where you […]

Time to Foster. Time to Care | Foster Carer Fortnight 2016

16 May, 2016

We’re excited with the launch of this years Foster Care Fortnight, for which the theme is ‘Time to Foster. Time to Care’. The charity behind the campaign – The Fostering Network – are raising awareness of fostering and have highlighted that within the UK, a new child needs a foster home every 20 minutes. As part of Foster […]

Top Questions on Fostering Answered! #FosteringFriday

9 May, 2016

We’ve had lots of questions in for #FosteringFriday and have answered the top three below: What training do I need to do to become a Foster Carer? We offer full training to all our Foster Carers. During the application process, you will attend a three day course called ‘Skills to Foster’. This will provide you with […]

#FosteringFriday | You Ask, We Answer

11 April, 2016

Here are the answers this week’s top three asked #FosteringFriday questions! How do I apply? Once you’ve had an initial chat with us over the phone and we’ve visited you at your home, we will supply you with an application pack which you can complete in your own time and return to us. And that’s it […]