Latest Fostering News From Diagrama Fostering

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Fitting in fostering with a career and my family life

Diagrama’s Adoption and Fostering Team Manager Margaret Gardiner tells us of her experience not only working within an Adoption and Fostering agency but as a Foster Carer herself. Since 2002 I have worked for several independent fostering agencies and joined the charity Diagrama over 3 years ago. Initially I was employed as a supervising social…

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Diagrama host innovative Wellbeing Seminar to promote self-care

At the beginning of March Diagrama held a free online seminar for our staff, foster carers and adopters At the beginning of March Diagrama held a free online seminar for our staff, foster carers and adopters on building a culture of care, giving them a chance to learn about self-care, the importance of looking after…

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‘We chose to foster so that we could make a difference’

Diagrama Foster Carers Nic and Chris Kimmance encourage others to become carers as demand for safe and secure homes for children surge. With the number of children needing safe and secure foster homes increasing during the pandemic, Diagrama foster carers, Nic and Chris Kimmance, from Ashford in Kent, are hoping that their story will encourage…

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Another busy week!

Matching our foster carers with children who we know will thrive in their home takes time and skill. Fostering administrator Nikki offers an insight into the complex process involved when placing children in need of a safe home. MondayIt’s 9.00am and my inbox is already full of messages from the weekend. There are more emergencies,…

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Foster carer Beth, 25, helps launch new awareness campaign

Recruitment drives seeks to meet surge in demand A 25-year-old teaching assistant has helped launch Diagrama’s new campaign to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers in the south east.  Beth Earnshaw, from Swanley in Kent shares her story in a new video of how she has wanted to become a foster carer…

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Diagrama Fostering seeks new carers after increase in children needing a home

As part of this campaign Richard and Sharon share their fostering story Reports of children across Kent lacking a foster home prompted Richard and his wife Sharon to seriously consider fostering around three years ago. At the time they decided their two children were not quite ready for such a drastic change to the family…

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Diagrama launches new online foster care information events

Book your place today Diagrama is launching a new drive to find foster carers in response to a recent surge in the number of children in care needing a safe and secure home. The not-for-profit agency, rated Good by Ofsted, will hold its first monthly online information event later this month, on November 17, for…

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Natalie heads up Diagrama’s Adoption and Fostering Services

New head of service joins team Natalie Lohneis has been appointed as Diagrama’s Head of Adoption & Fostering Services. The registered social worker has over 18 years of post-qualification experience in work with children and families. This ranges from family support and safeguarding services to adoption and fostering.  Natalie has extensive rounded experience through Local…

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Bishop of Rochester to host celebration of fostering and adoption at Cathedral

oin us for a special celebration! The Rt Revd James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester, will host a celebration of fostering and adoption at Rochester Cathedral on 29 June, 11.00am. The special child-friendly service will celebrate the dedication and love shown by fostering and adoptive families and those considering it for the future and demonstrate to fostered and…

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“I have learnt to be there to encourage and support them and to share in their sense of achievement”

Diagrama Fostering Deputy Manager Margaret, a Foster Carer herself shares her fostering experience How do we as foster carers really enable the children and young people we care for to become fully functioning adults? If this is not possible due to their disabilities, how can they become the best they can be and to achieve…

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First pilot course in Advanced Foster Care – Managing Complex Behaviour

Fully funded by the National Lottery Community Fund We recently completed running the first of two pilot courses in Advanced Foster Care – Managing Complex Behaviour, which has been funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. The course took place over 6 weeks and aims to up-skill foster carers to prevent placement breakdowns. The course was…

Diagrama Offers Free Advanced Foster Care Training

Specialised training for foster carers now available in London The Diagrama Foundation is running a new pilot course – Advanced Foster Care Training – Managing Complex Behaviour – to provide specialised training for foster carers. Fully funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the course aims to reduce the number of placement breakdowns – by upskilling…