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Panel Debate - The effect of Covid on Fostering

Our panel of experts from across the fostering and children's services sector discussed the effect of Covid on fostering.

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Nicky Hale

Director of Social Work

National Fostering Group

Harvey Gallagher

Chief Executive

Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers

Pam Larsen

Regional Director

(North West & West Midlands)

National Fostering Group

Kevin Williams


The Fostering Network

Matthew Brazier

Specialist Adviser

(Children in Care)


Meet Davina a former looked after child

We spoke to Davina, a young person formally in foster care and Jemma-Lee a Youth Participation Social Worker.  Hear about Davina’s experience in foster carer and how it has gone on to shape her life. Find out about what Jemma-Lee does to support young people with the skills and coping mechanisms for life.

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Reading a Book

Book Club

We chatted to foster carer Lisa, who is also a childrens librarian to take about all things reading.

From what books she recommends for younger children, to books she has read as a foster carer. The importance of reading for children and young people, and how it can be not only educational but therapeutic.

You'll be able to message us live to tell us about your favourite books and how you make reading fun in your home.

Our foster carers share their experiences