Fostering News | November Update

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Welcome to our November edition of Fostering News. We hope you all had a restful half term. In this edition you will find the minutes from the last FLAG meeting, some great opportunities for your looked after young people and our usual training course openings.

Fostering Liaison Advisory Group

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Last month we hosted our second virtual FLAG meeting. A big thank you to all the foster carers who were able to attend. You can read the minutes of the meeting [PDF].

The next meeting will be on  Monday 10th January 2022 from 7pm via Microsoft Teams. We will share the link to join the meeting in the January edition of Fostering News.

Read latest minutes [PDF]

The Achievement Service - Care 2 Work

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Back in May we notified you of a brilliant opportunity for any care experienced young people who are not in education or employment. It is called Care 2 Work  and aims to help and support young people by giving them employability skills. The next event is being held on 8th and 9th November at Lawn View House, Sutton in Ashfield. If you’d like more information  please email

If you know anyone who may be interested then please share this leaflet with them.

View the leaflet [PDF]

University of Nottingham Open Day

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Nottingham University is holding an information event for looked after young people  (including refugees and asylum seekers) in Y10 to Y13 who are overcoming challenges while they are at school or college. They will have the opportunity to visit the University Park campus, talk to a member of staff and current students, and find out more about topics such as finance, student support and university-level study. These visits are free, and the university may be able to help with travel costs.

The next event is on Thursday 11th November 2021, 10am - 2pm at University Park Campus.

Book your young person's place

Sons and Daughters Appreciation - Update

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Unfortunately we are still waiting for the Love2Shop vouchers to be delivered for our Sons and Daughters Appreciation celebration. As soon as they arrive we shall post them out.

Please let your children know that we haven’t forgotten them and that their certificates and vouchers will be with them as soon as possible!

Training Round Up

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The following courses still have some availability. Please book on now via My Learning My Career to avoid disappointment!

Foster Care - PDA Pathological Demand Avoidance
9th & 16th March 2022, 10am - 12.30pm (2 day course)
Foster Care - Helping Children who Self Harm 
29th March 2022, 10am - 3pm
Foster Care - Promoting Positive Behaviour
10th March 2022, 6pm - 8pm

See more training options

Foster Carer Survey


The Foster Carer Survey is back!

The survey really helps us understand your experiences, what motivates you, what we do well and where we could improve. We know that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is still being felt and it's important that we know how you feel so we can continue to improve our service to best support you. Your answers also help us to recruit new foster carers, something we are always trying to improve on.

As a thank you for your time, you can be entered in for a prize draw to win a £50 Love2Shop voucher.

Fill in the Foster Carer Survey

Fostering Referrals and Recruitment Events

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We are still offering a £250 payment to any of our foster carers who successfully refer a family member or friend to the recruitment team if they then go on to be approved at panel. You can either send us their contact details and we will be happy to get in touch or you can signpost them to us. Please see the bottom of this email for our contact details.

The next recruitment events will be via Microsoft teams on  the following days:

We will also be hosting some in person events, so anyone interested in fostering can join us:

  • 11th November, 10am -12pm at Worksop Library

Please feel free to share these events with anyone who may be interested.

See all upcoming recruitment events