Fostering Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Louise came into care when she was six and a half and after turning 18 applied to work for the Royal Navy. Not only has she excelled in her career since, she has also represented the force in several sports. #fosterhappiness 


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Foster Carers and children to bust myths about Fostering

Under an exciting new project, the Next Step Fostering Group are working with a young film maker , who happens to have grown up in a Fostering family, to bring together Foster Carers and former looked after children to talk about their own experiences of Fostering and tell their stories.

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‘Bedroom Tax’ exemption for Foster Carers

The Fostering Network has recently announced that the Government has reconsidered proposals which would have penalised Foster Carers who claim housing benefit.

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Carers recognised in New Year’s Honours list

86 individuals who work with children and young people in care, have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

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Exclusive discounts for Foster Carers

As a Ryancare Foster Carer you will receive complimentary membership to the Fostering Network where you can access a range of special member discounts – from money off holidays and insurance to discounted days out and mortgages.

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Ryancare Fostering nominate for Fostering Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Fostering Excellence Awards – the UK’s leading Foster Care awards. This Fostering Network annual event celebrates excellence and outstanding achievement in Fostering; and recognises those who make exceptional contributions to Foster Care every year.

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A teacher, a nurse, a mum, a friend – by Debbie Douglas

Debbie Douglas is a foster carer and the Westminster Government’s fostering ambassador. Here she talks about the multiple roles a foster carer takes on – and how proud she is to say that she is a foster carer.

“Fostering is not for all people and definitely not for the faint hearted! But for me I can honestly not think of anything else in my life I’d rather be than a foster mum.

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Fostering has helped us as a family

Sean has been fostering with his wife, Marette, for many years in Northern Ireland. Marette has always worked in a childcare environment and from early in their marriage they had agreed that fostering was something they wanted to get involved in. In this blog Sean discusses their fostering experiences.

“Not everyone has good family support and we thought we would offer help where we could.

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