Hosts with the most!

On September 19th we’re hosting the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP) South West/South Central Members Meeting at our picturesque headquarter in Bishopstrow The NAFP campaigns on behalf of independent and voluntary sector fostering providers and the children for whom they care for over 10 years. It is comprised of 108 organisations who represent over… Read more »

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New team members – Welcome Dora and Gareth!

We are delighted to welcome our newest team members to EFC! Supervising Social Worker for EFC Southern Region -Gareth Allexant-Rowland, joined us in mid-May. Gareth is an experienced social worker and has worked in several local authorities in different roles. Gareth is excited at joining the Group and is really keen to add to the… Read more »

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Dragon boat racing – all aboard!

Our team took part in the Stable Family Home Trust’s (SFHT) annual Dragon Boat Race challenge at Poole Park on Saturday 8 June. SFHT supports adults with learning disabilities to lead more independent lives, offering a range of services for people with a learning disability and their families: supported lives in residential homes, supported living,… Read more »

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Photoshoot at our farm

On 31st May the team had a great day over at our Care Farm in Wiltshire, carrying out a photoshoot to showcase the therapeutic work we carry out at Triskele, and Chipley Mill Farm in Devon. Everyone knows the old adage – never work with children or animals, but ever up for a challenge, we… Read more »

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Fostering and me with Lorraine Pascale

To the outside world, Lorraine Pascale is the successful TV chef, bestselling author and ex-model but there’s another side to her story. Given up at birth, adopted at 18 months old and then fostered aged eight when her family broke down, she really has been through the system. In this one-off film for BBC Two,… Read more »

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Sesame Street welcomes foster muppet Karli

There’s a new kid on the block in iconic kids show Sesame Street in the shape of Karli – a young muppet in foster care living with her “for-now” parents, Dalia and Clem. New videos, a storybook and interactive activities have been released featuring Karli and her foster parents. The introduction of Karli is part… Read more »

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Recruitment drive & competition

Over 65,000 children live with almost 55,000 foster families across the UK each day. This is nearly 80% of the 83,000 children in care away from home on any one day in the UK The Fostering Network estimates that fostering services need to recruit a further 6,800 foster families in the next 12 months in… Read more »

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We’re on the road! Find out more about fostering

Summer’s finally arrived – hurrah!  What better time to get out and about and enjoy a road trip? Our friendly team will be appearing at various events across the South and South-West in the coming months to give a flavour of the difference you could make in the life of a young person by becoming… Read more »

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Making mealtimes more manageable

We appreciate that mealtimes can be challenging. The Food in Care programme came about because evidence indicates that children in or with experience of the care system have greater health needs (both mental and physiological) and are likely to suffer from more chronic health conditions than others of the same age outside the care system…. Read more »

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Ofsted results

In January we received our three-yearly Ofsted inspection. The whole team pulled together to ensure that the inspectors saw all the great work that we are doing as an agency. We are delighted that we achieved a Good! Here’s some excerpts from the report: Children make good progress from their starting points and feel part… Read more »

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