FCA Midlands: Uniting Hearts and Minds at the 2023 Regional Conference
December 5 2023
FCA Midlands recently showcased their commitment to bringing together its staff and foster parents at the second regional conference of 2023.
Christmas Cheer at FCA Midlands: Creating Magical Memories
November 27 2023
It's official Christmas has officially arrived at FCA Midlands.
The Big Sing Off 2023 travels 'Around the World' and raises money for charity
November 21 2023
Choirs composed of children, foster parents and staff from around the country came together to take part in a singing competition, as well as raising money for charity.
FCA Yorks and Lincs participation officer wins at National Children and Young People Awards
November 13 2023
Inspiring participation officer wins at National Children and Young People Awards
Inspiring participation officer shortlisted as a finalist at National Children and Young People Awards
October 19 2023
FCA Yorks and Lincs participation officer shortlisted as a finalist at National Children and Young People Awards
Young People Achievement Awards in FCA Midlands
September 29 2023
Our FCA Midlands team hosted its Children and Young People Awards with a big celebration of nearly 80 young people, foster families, and staff meeting up for a day of fun activities and recognition for all the amazing achievements of the young people in their care.
“I wasn’t going to give up on him, no matter what”
October 20 2023
Celia was determined to give her foster child the best life she could, she said: “Lewis* came from a really difficult background, things were tough. But I wasn’t going to give up on him, no matter what.”
"Thinking about fostering? Our advice: just do it!"
October 16 2023
We caught up with foster parent Angie who has been fostering with us since 2015 along with husband Paul. She shared with us their fostering story…
“Moving to FCA was one of the best things I ever did, I can’t recommend them enough”
September 18 2023
Meet foster parent Georgia from Newcastle who started fostering at 24. She shares her fostering highlights after she recently transferred to FCA from a local authority. Now with her partner, the couple look after a sibling group of two.
“FCA are fantastic with all the events and activities for children of all ages”
September 14 2023
Lesley has been fostering with FCA for over 10 years, and has made a huge difference to the lives of two siblings who have been with her long term. She shares all about the support she’s received from FCA over the past decade.
“I’ve only got good things to say about the support, there is always someone at the end of the phone - day or night.”
September 1 2023
Meet foster parent Elaine who has been fostering for nearly a decade. She shares her advice to those thinking about fostering, and the first-class support she’s received from FCA throughout her journey.
How is fostering different to parenting?
November 20 2023
We'll compare parenting and fostering, helping you make informed decisions for the children in your care.
Taking Your Foster Child On Holiday
November 1 2023
We often get asked if foster children can go on holiday with their foster parents. So, here’s what you need to know about taking your foster child on holiday.
Tips and Ideas for Making Bonfire Night Special for Foster Children
October 27 2023
Let’s look at some ways you can make this Bonfire night even more special and safe for your foster child.
Guide to a Fang-tastic Halloween: Fun for All Ages!
October 19 2023
From pumpkin painting to haunted house challenges, there's a wide range of Halloween activities that can cater to the unique interests and needs of each child in your care.
A day in the life of foster parents Angie and Paul
October 17 2023
We explore and gain an insight into the daily life of a foster parent, delving into their routines and everyday experiences.
The Big Sing Off: A Celebration of Voices and Togetherness
October 4 2023
Each year, Foster Care Associates and other independent fostering agencies eagerly await a special day that takes centre stage in our calendar: The Big Sing Off. It's not just an event; it's a celebration of voices, unity, and lasting memories.
Fostering Advice & Guides
Our Fostering Finance Guide tells you everything you need to know about allowances, tax, National Insurance and claiming benefits whilst fostering.
Play therapy is an effective form of therapy that could give your foster child new coping mechanisms and a new outlook on life.
We explore practical ways in which you can help a child suffering from trauma feel safe in your care and ways in which you can cultivate a positive and healthy relationship with them.
Join us as we explored more about what causes attachment trauma, the signs, and how you as a foster parent can help children heal and recover.
Gain an understanding of the long-term effects of abuse or neglect specifically for foster children. Learn about the unique challenges that foster children may face and the potential lasting consequences of mistreatment.
The stereotype that autism is more common in boys has long been prevalent, but studies show that autism is underdiagnosed in girls. We will explore how autistic girls present differently than boys.