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Dec 5 2023 12:00PM
FCA Midlands: Uniting Hearts and Minds at the 2023 Regional Conference
FCA Midlands recently showcased their commitment to bringing together its staff and foster parents at the second regional conference of 2023.
Nov 27 2023 12:00PM
Christmas Cheer at FCA Midlands: Creating Magical Memories
It's official Christmas has officially arrived at FCA Midlands.
Nov 21 2023 12:00PM
The Big Sing Off 2023 travels 'Around the World' and raises money for charity
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.
Nov 13 2023 12:00PM
FCA Yorks and Lincs participation officer wins at National Children and Young People Awards
Inspiring participation officer wins at National Children and Young People Awards
Oct 19 2023 12:00PM
Inspiring participation officer shortlisted as a finalist at National Children and Young People Awards
FCA Yorks and Lincs participation officer shortlisted as a finalist at National Children and Young People Awards
Sep 29 2023 12:00PM
Young People Achievement Awards in FCA Midlands
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.
Sep 4 2023 12:00PM
Foster Family Fun Day: Building Bonds and Having Fun at FCA
FCA Thames Valley's recent Summer Fun Day brought together foster parents, staff, and children in a day filled with exciting activities and a strong commitment to family-centric support.
Jun 22 2023 12:00PM
Young People Achievement Awards in Northern Ireland
Our FCA Northern Ireland team hosted its Children and Young People Awards with a huge celebration of nearly 170 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.
May 15 2023 12:00PM
Celebrating Foster Care Fortnight 2023
This week sees the annual return of Foster Care Fortnight, a campaign to raise the profile of fostering. This year's theme is Fostering Communities to celebrate the strength and resilience of fostering communities and all they do to ensure children are cared for and supported to thrive.
Apr 13 2023 12:00PM
FCA Midlands Team Away Day
This month, our Midlands fostering team came together at Edgbaston Community Centre for a team day of learning on how best they can support the young people in their care who are turning 18.
Mar 29 2023 12:00PM
FCA Midlands March Foster Parent & Staff Forum
The FCA Midlands team hosted a day of learning and reflection this month, with guest speaker, Jeremy Indika, delivering a talk on breaking down the stigmas of child abuse.
Mar 20 2023 12:00PM
“Words are never enough. You are quite literally changing lives.”
Care leaver praises foster mum 10 years after leaving her care
Mar 16 2023 14:00PM
Spring Budget 2023 increases foster parent tax relief
In the recent Spring Budget 2023 announcement, the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, shared significant changes to the foster parent tax relief system. Here is how these changes will affect foster parents.
Dec 19 2022 12:00PM
FCA Thames Valley Rated Outstanding from Ofsted
Foster Care Associates (FCA), Thames Valley region received top grades from Ofsted in its latest inspection – rated “Outstanding” in all areas.
Sep 2 2022 12:00PM
FCA shortlisted for three awards at this year’s National Children and Young People Awards
FCA Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are up for two of these prestigious awards, whilst FCA Midlands’ Children and Young People Support Service Manager, Joanne Edwards has been shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jul 8 2022 14:00PM
FCA has won Gold at The Drum Roses Awards
FCA has won Gold at The Drum Roses Awards which aims to celebrate outstanding creative achievements outside of London.
Jul 7 2022 12:00PM
Consider taking in an unaccompanied asylum seeking child
Showing the healing impact that foster parents can have on these young people, might see more people come forward and want to make that difference.
Jun 30 2022 12:00PM
Northern Ireland Foster Parents Recognised for their Excellence in Fostering
FCA Northern Ireland's foster parents are recognised for their incredible work and dedication at the Fostering Network’s Foster Care Awards.
Jun 14 2022 14:00PM
FCA South Western support charity Baby Basics
FCA South Western hold their annual fundraiser to support charity Baby Basics.
Jun 7 2022 12:00PM
FCA lands a place in the top three of a national video competition
FCA has been selected as a finalist in a prestigious video production The Drum Roses Awards in one of the TV and cinema commercial categories.
Oct 28 2021 12:00PM
FCA Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Crowned Twice at Children and Young People’s Awards
FCA’s Participation Team won The Partnership Working Award whilst Participation Officer, Nazma Liaqat walked proudly away with The Support Worker Award at this year's National Children and Young People Awards.
Sep 29 2021 12:00PM
Inspiring the Next Generation: FCA to Host Virtual Environmental Summit
In partnership with Durham University, Foster Care Associates will be hosting its first virtual environmental summit to inspire and educate the children and young people across FCA about the growing effects of climate change.
Aug 2 2021 12:00PM
Couple share their story to encourage more of the LGBTQIA+ community to consider fostering
A Northern Ireland based couple are sharing their story to encourage more members of the LGBTQIA+ community to consider becoming a foster parent.
Jul 29 2021 12:00PM
FCA North East Highly Commended at the National Children & Young People Awards
Neil Morris, Operations Director at FCA, and his team in the North East region were Highly Commended at this week’s National Children and Young People Awards.
Apr 23 2021 12:00PM
Foster Care Fortnight 2021
FCA is once again excited to take part in this year’s Foster Care Fortnight – an annual nationwide campaign to raise the profile of fostering in the UK.
Oct 7 2020 12:00PM
The winner of the FCA National photo competition is…
This is the third year that the FCA National photography competition has taken place.
Oct 7 2020 12:00PM
It’s official FCA is 25 years old
Since 1994, we have evolved and grown to become one of the largest and most established fostering agencies in the UK.
Oct 11 2019 12:00PM
Foster Care Associates raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support
The FCA Northern Ireland team raised over £1,800 in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.
May 2 2019 12:00PM
Young person crowned winner of national photography competition
A 12-year-old child from FCA Thames Valley was crowned the winner of the FCA National photography competition.
Apr 4 2019 12:00PM
The mum who… this Mother’s Day with foster carer Fiona
Fiona has fostered over 15 children with FCA, many of whom still consider her and her husband Paul to be part of their family.
Mar 19 2019 12:00PM
FCA Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region is ‘Outstanding’. It’s official!
Foster Care Associates (FCA), Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region receives top grades from Ofsted in its latest inspection - rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas!
Jan 7 2019 12:00PM
Foster children donate knitted blankets to Basement Project
The FCA Midlands team set up a knitting club for its young people in the Midlands region, donating blankets for The Basement Project charity.
Oct 25 2018 12:00PM
Fostering agency celebrates Foster Carer Appreciation Day
Foster Care Associates (FCA) celebrates Foster Carer Appreciation Day to recognise the dedication and passion of their foster carers.
May 23 2018 12:00PM
National singing competition champions winners in Blackpool
‘Freedom’ choir, from Active Care Solutions (ACS), has won a national singing competition for foster children and their foster families at The Globe Theatre in Blackpool.
May 21 2018 12:00PM
FCA Northern Ireland carers win prestigious award
Two foster carers from FCA Northern Ireland, Daniel and Mary, have been named Foster Carers of Distinction 2018.
May 16 2018 12:00PM
Holywell student captures nature with national photography accolade
Tomos Jones, a 13-year old boy from Holywell, has been named the winner of a national photography competition launched by FCA.
May 16 2017 12:00PM
Northern Irish choir wins national singing competition in Belfast
Northern Ireland choir Emerald Melodies has won a nationwide singing competition for foster carers called the Big Sing Off held at The Titanic Centre in Belfast this weekend.
Dec 19 2016 12:00PM
Bright Sparks shines the light on foster carers achievements
Two remarkable FCA carers from Cymru South have picked up Cardiff Foster Carer of the Year in a prestigious award ceremony at Cardiff City Hall.
Nov 25 2016 12:00PM
Foster brother from Blackburn wins national writing competition
A doting foster brother from Blackburn has won a national story writing competition on ‘What is it like to be part of a fostering family’.
Nov 24 2016 12:00PM
Creating positive memories for children in foster care this Christmas
A leading independent fostering agency is asking people to spare an extra thought for children and young people in foster care over the Christmas period.