Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mumsnet questions: What background checks will happen on me and my family if I apply to become a Foster Carer? 

21 September, 2015

The assessment process to become a foster carer is very thorough and part of this are background checks on those who decide to be registered foster carers and anyone who also lives in the household. These checks can include: Enhanced DBS check for registered carers and those who are over 18 in the household Medical […]

Watch our ISP Fun Day-Oakie Video

18 September, 2015

Thinking about being a Foster Carer? The Top 15 Articles and Blogs You Should Read

15 September, 2015

  Articles 18/05/11 – Foster Care: ‘The Best Job I’ve Ever Done’ – The Guardian This article looks at Jim Bond who has been a foster carer for 18 years and strongly believes that the rewards far outweigh the tough experiences. It also contains many statistics about the shortage of carers in the UK.   14/08/14 […]

Thinking About Foster Care? These 11 Books are Essential Reading

Do You Want to be a Foster Parent? By Sharon Davis (1998) This book contains first person, actual experiences and recommendations by a foster mother with 10 years experience. ‘Valuable insights offered to help those contemplating foster parenting.’   Dogs and Pets in Fostering and Adoption by Paul Adams (2015) This is particularly useful for […]

ISP Fun Day 2015

7 September, 2015

On Friday 31st July, we gathered all of our ISP family across the country and hosted our annual Fun Day! Staff, Foster Carers, looked-after and birth children came together for a day of fun, frolic and entertainment. A huge thank you for everyone that came along and made the event such a success. Here are […]