Colleagues and friends of Belfast Trust Fostering Service gathered to celebrate social worker Ruth Wallace who has been awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for Services to Children and Young People. Ruth, whose … Continue reading
‘I get so much back from the children I care for’: Belfast foster carer receives Outstanding Contribution to Foster Care Award On Saturday, Yvonne Worsell, a foster carer with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, was presented with The … Continue reading
AdoptionUK NI have issued the latest edition of their Adoption eNewsletter which can be read here. Please remember, you can also subscribe to receiving the eNewsletter in your email; details on their website.
Adoption week runs 14 – 20 October 2019. Adoption is the legal process by which a child who cannot be brought up within their birth family becomes a full, permanent and legal member of their new family. Most people understand … Continue reading
Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland, in partnership with Adoption UK, is urgently seeking new adopters as the numbers of enquiries and applications continue to fall. The decrease in applications has led to a current shortage of available adopters … Continue reading
October is Sons and Daughters Month and we have decided to share a story from Charis, the daughter of a foster carer, and how fostering has changed her future. Charis said about the experience of living with foster children: “My … Continue reading
Our ‘Fostering in a Digital World’ app for smartphones by Ineque Safeguarding Group has been shortlisted for the Belfast Telegraph IT Awards ‘Mobile App of the Year’ 2019. We are among six other apps tipped for the top spot, with … Continue reading
There are children of all ages and abilities living in the Southern Trust area who need love, fun and security until they grow up. Depending on their care plan, children may need short term care, long term care, respite support … Continue reading
A couple from Lisbellaw have described the ‘rewarding experience’ of fostering many children over 20 years as the Regional Adoption and Fostering Service launches new campaign to encourage more people to become foster carers through the Health and Social Care … Continue reading
The Western HSC Trust shall be holding informal information evenings to chat about fostering and what it entails. Please click the link to find out more.