About Foster Care Matters (FCM)
If you want news, discussion, and everyday fostering ‘know-how’, together with factual information about foster care, make yourself at home here.
“We believe that to improve outcomes for children in foster care we need to empower more foster carers. We’re obsessively passionate about it, and our mission is to make it happen by sharing fostering resources.”
Who Foster Care Matters Is For
If you are a foster carer, you play a crucial role in your foster child’s care. You provide them with a safe, nurturing environment, where they feel valued and cared for. We can all agree that what you do is awe-inspiring. But there will be times when it’s hard, and you want to complement the support you get from your fostering agency. That’s where Foster Care Matters comes in.
If you are an aspiring foster carer, there’s plenty here for you too. Whether you want general information about foster care or help to prepare for fostering a child. The good news is: whatever point you are at, there’s a fostering community here ready to share advice about fostering children.
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Our vision is: to create the UK Resource Hub for Foster Carers.
Who's Behind Foster Care Matters
My work background is in healthcare, having worked as a Registered Mental Nurse for twenty-three years. Since 2011 (along with my partner Aileen) I’ve successfully fostered 13 children.
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Meet Our Advisory Board
The Advisory Board Members have been carefully selected. As a team, we’ve got decades of combined specialist knowledge in the areas of mental health, teaching, nursing, and working with ‘looked after’ children. We want to improve outcomes for more foster children by sharing some of the lessons we’ve learnt along the way.
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Maybe you want to share your experience or expertise by writing for us. We’re always on the lookout for original articles about foster care and related topics. Or maybe you’ve got a product or service that can help foster carers.