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 happy child girl plaing with a snowman on a snowy winter walk

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 capture

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 CH6

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 Portrait of a group of children sitting on their bicycles in a field with the sun shining behind them

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 CH7

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 Father and son sat together on beach

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 […]

#FosteringFriday | You Ask, We Answer

1 April, 2016 CH - Side 2

Here were today’s most asked #FosteringFriday queries: Am I too old to foster if I’m retired? Not at all. There is no maximum age you can become a foster carer, providing you are able to support a child in your care. We work with a lot of carers who choose to foster after retirement so […]

Becoming a Foster Carer – Best Decision You Ever Made?

8 January, 2016

Making the decision to become a foster carer is hugely rewarding. You will be providing much needed stability and support to a child or children, in a safe environment. Foster carers will have dedicated themselves to making a difference to children’s lives and have helped them learn and develop. Fostering can also be very challenging […]

What is Fostering? A mother’s perspective.

6 January, 2016

Fostering is someone or more than one person who brings up or looks after a child that is not theirs. Foster carers are so important to those children who do not have a loving home. Clifford House Fostering was established in 1996 and we have extensive experience working with local authorities. Our aim is to […]