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London Christmas Half Term Activities 2017
  • Charlotte
  • 13th December 2017

London Christmas Half Term Activities 2017

Christmas is almost here so it's time to get into the Christmas Spirit. There are a range of London Christmas Half Term Activities 2017 for...

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East Sussex Christmas Half Term Activities 2017
  • Charlotte
  • 13th December 2017

East Sussex Christmas Half Term Activities 2017

Christmas is here! It's time to get the family into the festive spirit. We know you're probably busy planning Christmas so we've put...

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Kent Christmas Half Term Activities 2017
  • Charlotte
  • 06th December 2017

Kent Christmas Half Term Activities 2017

It's December which means Christmas is on its way.  Yes, that dreaded word. To get you into the festive spirit we put together some Kent...

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Midlands Christmas Half Term Activities 2017
  • Charlotte
  • 06th December 2017

Midlands Christmas Half Term Activities 2017

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas. Yes, that dreaded word. To get you in the festive spirit, Christmas in the Midlands has lots on...

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Foster children give view's to MP's
  • Charlotte
  • 23rd November 2017

Foster children give view's to MP's

This month 17-year-old Rachel went to Westminster to share her foster care experience. Rachel did this as part of the Education...

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Anchor Foster Care Sunflower Competition Winner
  • Charlotte
  • 17th November 2017

Anchor Foster Care Sunflower Competition Winner

Congratulations! Anchor Foster Care Sunflower Competition Winner is foster child S.  The competition was open to all Anchor children...

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Fireworks
  • Charlotte
  • 26th October 2017

Fireworks

Fireworks and Firework Safety It's finally that time of year again for fireworks to light up the night sky. Places around the country will put...

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London October Half Term Activities 2017
  • Charlotte
  • 13th October 2017

London October Half Term Activities 2017

London October Half Term Activities 2017 With October half term fast approaching, children will soon be off wanting to do fun activities. Take a...

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East Sussex October Half Term Activities 2017
  • Charlotte
  • 12th October 2017

East Sussex October Half Term Activities 2017

East Sussex October half term is nearly here and children will soon be off wanting to do fun activities. Across East Sussex, there are some...

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Essex October Half Term Activities 2017
  • Charlotte
  • 12th October 2017

Essex October Half Term Activities 2017

Essex October half term is nearly here and children will soon be off wanting to do fun activities. Across Essex, there are some fantastic...

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Midlands October Half Term Activities 2017
  • Charlotte
  • 12th October 2017

Midlands October Half Term Activities 2017

Midlands October half term is nearly here and children will soon be off wanting to do fun activities. Across the Midlands, there are some fantastic...

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Go PYO Pumpkin Picking - Beluncle Farm in Hoo, Rochester
  • Charlotte
  • 11th October 2017

Go PYO Pumpkin Picking - Beluncle Farm in Hoo, Rochester

Pumpkin Picking   What better way to spend the weekend then taking part in an autumnal activity?   There isn't...

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Kent October Half Term Activities 2017
  • Charlotte
  • 11th October 2017

Kent October Half Term Activities 2017

With October half term fast approaching, children will soon be off wanting to do fun activities. Across Kent, there are some fantastic activities...

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Sons and Daughters Month 2017
  • Charlotte
  • 09th October 2017

Sons and Daughters Month 2017

It's Sons and Daughters Month! Every year The Fostering Network take October to celebrate the sons and daughters of foster carers. Sons and...

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Anchor Foster Care Corby Radio Advert
  • Charlotte
  • 08th September 2017

Anchor Foster Care Corby Radio Advert

At Anchor Foster Care we are trying to spread the word about fostering. Radio Corby agreed for us to do a free radio advertisement. So listen out as...

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Specialist Fostering
  • Charlotte
  • 05th September 2017

Specialist Fostering

In fostering we have a range of different placement types. One form of this is specialist fostering. What is Specialist...

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Anchor Foster Care on the Burton Mail
  • Charlotte
  • 31st August 2017

Anchor Foster Care on the Burton Mail

We're online on the Burton Mail.  See the full article here.

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My Muslim Fostering Family and our foster children
  • Charlotte
  • 30th August 2017

My Muslim Fostering Family and our foster children

A case of a 5-year-old Christian girl who was apparently left distressed after living with Muslim carers has had a lot of attention in the...

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Parent and Child Foster Care Placements
  • Charlotte
  • 25th August 2017

Parent and Child Foster Care Placements

We get a range of placements types. The most common placements are teenagers, sibling groups and parent and child. Recently there has been a higher...

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What Doctor Who's Companion teaches viewers about foster care
  • Charlotte
  • 18th August 2017

What Doctor Who's Companion teaches viewers about foster care

Fans of Doctor Who started to learn about the Time Lord’s new companion a year before her first appearance. In that time, we learned quite a bit...

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London Summer Holiday Ideas
  • Charlotte
  • 01st August 2017

London Summer Holiday Ideas

The summer holidays are nearly here and it's time to get thinking about where you're taking the children. We know it can be a stressful time...

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Pets can help children accept the challenges of foster care
  • Charlotte
  • 31st July 2017

Pets can help children accept the challenges of foster care

Children come into care for a range of reasons. Many children and young people who come into care have experienced neglect, hurt, loss and suffering....

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East Sussex Summer Holiday Idea's
  • Charlotte
  • 24th July 2017

East Sussex Summer Holiday Idea's

The summer holidays are nearly here and we're sure the children can't wait. It can be a stressful time for parents though as they've got...

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Kent Summer Holiday Ideas
  • Charlotte
  • 18th July 2017

Kent Summer Holiday Ideas

The summer holidays are nearly here and we're sure the children can't wait. It can be a stressful time for parents though as they've got...

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Midlands Summer Holiday Ideas
  • Charlotte
  • 18th July 2017

Midlands Summer Holiday Ideas

The summer holidays are nearly here and it's time to get thinking about where you're taking the children. We know it can be a stressful time...

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Summer
  • Charlotte
  • 12th July 2017

Summer

It's summertime and at Anchor, we're really excited. Summer is a great time to get outside and go on an adventure. Whether it's on a day...

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Children Need Protection on Social Media
  • Charlotte
  • 28th June 2017

Children Need Protection on Social Media

Should the Government be doing more to protect children on social media?  The answer is, yes! Social media channels have their own rules but...

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Anchor Foster BBC Woman's Hour
  • Charlotte
  • 07th June 2017

Anchor Foster BBC Woman's Hour

Listen to our inspiring Anchor Foster carer in BBC Radio 4's Woman’s Hour Interview. Would you like to know more about...

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London May Half Term Activities
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 27th May 2017

London May Half Term Activities

London May Half Term Activities With the half term fast approaching it’s time to start planning what you’re going to do. We’ve...

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Anchor Foster Care in the Hastings Observer
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 26th May 2017

Anchor Foster Care in the Hastings Observer

We’re in the Press! Anchor Foster Care in the Hastings Observer We’re delighted to announce we have been published in the Hastings...

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East Sussex May Half Term Activities
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 26th May 2017

East Sussex May Half Term Activities

It’s nearly the Bank Holiday! The Bank Holiday also brings with it the need for East Sussex May half term activities. We know that...

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Anchor Foster Care on the Loughborough Echo
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 25th May 2017

Anchor Foster Care on the Loughborough Echo

We're in the Press!   Anchor Foster Care on the Loughborough Echo We've done it again. This time we're on the Loughborough...

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Anchor Foster Care in the South London Press
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 24th May 2017

Anchor Foster Care in the South London Press

We’re in the Press! We are delighted to be featured in the South London Press. It features our ‘Fostering Information Stand’...

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Kent May Half Term Activities
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 23rd May 2017

Kent May Half Term Activities

It’s nearly the Bank Holiday! The Bank Holiday also brings with it the need for Kent May half term activities. We know that all half...

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Anchor Foster Care in the Medway Messenger
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 18th May 2017

Anchor Foster Care in the Medway Messenger

We're in the Press!! This week we are excited to tell you that we have been featured in the Medway Messenger. The article raises awareness...

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Foster Bake Off East Sussex
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 17th May 2017

Foster Bake Off East Sussex

Earlier in the week, our Foster Carers and staff in East Sussex had a Foster Bake Off at the Stade Kitchens in Hastings. Everyone had a great day and...

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Foster Care Fortnight 2017 Messages
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 12th May 2017

Foster Care Fortnight 2017 Messages

It’s the second week of Foster Care Fortnight. The first week was filled with some great activities and we are excited for the second...

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Why Choose Anchor Foster Care?
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 08th May 2017

Why Choose Anchor Foster Care?

Taking the next step to becoming a foster carer can be daunting but we’re here to help. At Anchor, we want to make sure you get all the...

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Tips to Get your Children Outside and Active
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 13th April 2017

Tips to Get your Children Outside and Active

  Looking for “Tips to Get your Children Outside and Active”? Children today have access to a range of difference devices,...

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Blog
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 10th March 2017

LGBT Adoption and Fostering Blog

In the beginning, when we were thinking of fostering, it was hard to know who to work with. Do we go with the local authority or an agency? After many...

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Early deaths among care leavers revealed
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 08th March 2017

Early deaths among care leavers revealed

Early deaths among care leavers revealed Freedom of Information has revealed it’s latest figures. The figures show that far more young people...

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Are Children Worrying too Much?
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 08th March 2017

Are Children Worrying too Much?

Are children worrying too much? What with school, family and friends children have a lot to think about. Children feel a lot of pressure to do well in...

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E-safety Tips
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 07th February 2017

E-safety Tips

E-safety tips are always important, especially when the internet is always evolving. It can sometimes be hard to know what to do to help keep children...

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Children with positive care experience outperform at school
  • Charlotte
  • 07th November 2016

Children with positive care experience outperform at school

The Guardian’s “Social Care Network” has written an article about research into the education progress of “looked after”...

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My Muslim Fostering Family Series
  • Charlotte Foreman
  • 31st October 2016

My Muslim Fostering Family Series

Watch Online on our YouTube channel. For more information, you can also visit their website www.britishmuslim.tv Our Luton staff and...

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Foster Teenagers - They Deserve Families Too
  • Charlotte
  • 14th October 2016

Foster Teenagers - They Deserve Families Too

We are always looking for new foster carers. We particularly need Foster Carers who are open to fostering any age, particularly those who can foster...

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Interviewing Successful Care Leavers teaches Young People to Dream Big
  • Charlotte
  • 10th October 2016

Interviewing Successful Care Leavers teaches Young People to Dream Big

Interviewing Successful Care Leavers teaches Young People to Dream Big   According to a recent article by The Guardian's Social Care...

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