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What is foster care?

Foster care simply means caring for a child in your own home if they are unable to live with their own family. Fostering can be temporary or long-term. As a foster parent you do not assume parental responsibility for the children in your care. Parental responsibility’s held either their parent(s) or jointly with the local…

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What do I need to become a foster carer?

Being a foster carer simply means caring for a child as part of your family. You do not need any qualifications to become a foster parent, and you will receive all necessary support and training. Basic requirements Foster carers must be over 23 years old and be a UK resident or have indefinite leave to…

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How to prepare for a foster child in your family

When welcoming a new foster child to your family, one of the biggest aspects to consider is how your children will cope with sharing their home and their parents. Some children may feel anxious, jealous or insecure about having a new child in the house. Particularly one who may have a very different life experience…

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How much do foster carers get paid?

Fostering can be a very demanding job requiring you to be constantly available to nurture and provide support to children. Foster children may be experiencing upheaval, uncertainty and trauma in their lives. Once you are an approved Diagrama Foster carer, you will receive foster care pay. This foster care payment is for your time, care…

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What types of foster care are there?

Foster care simply means you’ll be caring for children and young people when they are not able to live with their own families. Foster parents differ from adoptive parents because they do not take parental responsibility for the children in their care. However, there are different types of foster care, which we have set out…

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Demand for Foster Care placements continues to rise

The number of children needing foster care in England is estimated to rise by a third within the next decade and to meet this increase agencies need to prepare by increasing the number of carers who can give these children a home. Diagrama Fostering provides foster carers across south London and the Southeast and is…

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Diagrama Fostering launches Parent and Child Campaign

Parent and Child Fostering provides a helping hand to vulnerable parents to develop and learn the key skills needed to raise their child. Watch Diagrama’s Adoption and Fostering Team Manager Margaret Gardiner as she shares her story about her experience as a Parent and Child Foster Carer. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/sOZm_bQEL40 If you are interested in Fostering with…

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Diagrama exhibit at The Fertility Show’s new Online Summit

Visit us online from the 24th-27th September 2021 Join us online from the 24th-27th September 2021 as Diagram Adoption and Fostering are excited to be hosting a virtual booth at the 2021 Fertility Show Summit. The Online Summit will provide unrivalled digital content from world-class expert speakers across four days in September. Accessible from anywhere…

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Diagrama exhibit at The Modern Family Show

Come and visit us at stand ZR1 Diagrama are excited to announce they are exhibiting in the 2021 Modern Family Show on Saturday 18th September at London’s 8 Northumberland venue. The Modern Family Show is a fantastic event that strives to support the LGBT+ community in starting to build their family. As a proud inclusive…

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Fostering is everything I thought it would be and nothing like I thought it would be

Diagrama hosts first Foster Carer’s Awards This month Diagrama Fostering hosted the very first and prestigious Foster Carer awards 2021.The awards took place over Zoom and it was fantastic great to see so many people attend the evening. The aim of the awards was to recognise and celebrate all of the hard work and outstanding…

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Foster Carer Sharon Lovelock encourages others to foster during Foster Care Fortnight

Foster Care Fortnight 10th – 23rd May is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the transformational power of fostering The pandemic has seen a surge in the need for foster carers and during Foster Care Fortnight we are encouraging people who may like to explore the idea of fostering to think about contacting them…

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What a creative start to the week! – Art Workshop with Darrell Wakelam

Darrell kicked off our Art Workshop by showing us and the children his previous creations out of recycled items found in the home, ranging from a yoghurt pot tiger to a large 6ft cardboard totem! Darrel says “I undertake art projects based on all manner of themes, size and ideas” Darrell says “Incorporating simple techniques…