Latest Fostering News From Diagrama Fostering

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Diagrama social worker shares thoughts for book about violence in society

Margaret offers insights into understanding the triggers behind violent behaviour Diagrama’s foster care social worker Margaret Gardiner has contributed to an upcoming book “How we can become a less violent society“, produced by the Monument Trust. Margaret’s submission offers a unique insight into the thoughts of a foster child, exploring the emotional turmoil which can culminate…

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A successful celebration of Fostering and Adoption

This month saw a celebratory afternoon tea party take place at St Andrew’s Church, Paddock Wood with Right Reverend Bishop James Langstaff. This month saw a celebratory afternoon tea party take place at St Andrew’s Church, Paddock Wood with Right Reverend Bishop James Langstaff The fun family-orientated event was held to celebrate the achievements so far on our campaign…

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Diagrama secures funding for foster care training

Free seminars to be offered for foster carers across London and the south east Diagrama Fostering has been awarded a National Lottery grant (The National Lottery Community Fund) to support specialised training for foster carers. The charity’s fostering agency has been awarded £10,000 of funding to develop a new training programme to enhance foster carers’…

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Having ‘Faith’ to provide the best training for Diagrama staff

Diagrama’s Adoption and Fostering team recently spent an informative Faith Literacy training session with Krish Kandiah, founding director of Home for Good. Here at Diagrama Adoption and Fostering we recognise that children who need to be adopted and fostered come from a range of different backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities. As such we believe it therefore…

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Diagrama offers free training to become a professional foster carer

Drop-in sessions to mark Foster Care Fortnight Could you help transform a child’s life through fostering? Want to know more about what’s involved? Diagrama Foundation is offering free training to people interested in a new career as a foster carer, in celebration of Foster Care Fortnight, which starts on Monday. (May 14-27, 2018) Our charity, which…

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Do you have the skills to foster?

Train to be a foster carer with Diagrama for FREE How would it feel to have a job where you could really make a difference. Where you could help a vulnerable child reach a path to a brighter future. All from the comfort of your own home. Interested? We’re looking for new foster carers across the…

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Sun shines on summer picnic for adopted and fostered children

Adopted and fostered children had the chance to all play together in Winchester. The sun shone for Diagrama’s first summer picnic this year for adopted and fostered children in the South of England. Children at the annual event in Winchester in July met old and new friends, had fun on the bouncy slide, enjoyed face…

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Who can foster?

Frequently asked questions about becoming a foster carer Fostering transforms lives – that’s the theme for this year’s Foster Care Fortnight. We know the amazing work of Diagrama’s foster carers really does make a huge difference to the lives of the children they look after. The impact of offering a vulnerable child a caring and…

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I wouldn’t have missed being a foster parent for the world

When Jennifer and her partner Asa decided to look into becoming foster parents, little did they know the experience would enrich their own lives as much as those of the children they would be looking after. Diagrama Fostering is calling for more families to get involved as The Fostering Network reveals 7,000 more carers are needed to…

New Family Social explain complex hurdles for LGBT foster carers and adopters

Diagrama’s fostering and adoption teams have been working with LGBT charity New Family Social to help provide sensitive support throughout application processes and beyond. Diagrama’s joint adoption and fostering panel members joined social workers and other members of the team for training presented by New Family Social where their representatives explained the complex hurdles that LGBT applicants face…

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What difference can a foster carer really make?

It never ceases to amaze me how many amazing people there are out there in the community who want to make a difference to some of our most vulnerable children and young people. Diagrama supervising social worker Neena Ahluwalia has worked in social care since 1990. She has dealt with many difficult and emotional cases…

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Charity’s adoption and fostering services take off in a new location

Diagrama’s children services move to Airport House, Croydon. Diagrama Foundation has been welcoming prospective adopters and foster carers to its new offices at a former airport in Croydon. The UK charity, which supports vulnerable children and adults, recently moved its adoption and fostering services into Airport House, on Purley Way, Croydon. Diagrama is now planning to hold…