Anti-Bullying Week 2018: Choose Respect

16 November, 2018

Bullying can cause many young people to feel isolated, worthless and insecure. Over time, repeated bullying may also cause a child some serious, lasting issues, as their confidence and self-esteem diminishes. The Anti-Bullying Alliance have launched their annual Anti-Bullying Week campaign this week and this year’s theme is to choose respect over bullying. The theme […]

Black History Celebration

13 November, 2018

On Friday 26th October our Chesham office dedicated their evening to hosting a Black History celebration for Children, Carers and Staff. Steel pans rang through the building, setting the tone for an electric night full of entertainment, dance routines and fabulous Caribbean and African food. One of the attendees said: “Fantastic evening and very informative […]

Wisbech’s Spooky Halloween Adventure

12 November, 2018

On the 31st October 2018, the Wisbech office got into the Halloween spirit and hosted an event that saw all the children, carers and staff get excitedly involved in. The children arrived in incredible Halloween costumes and faces full of paint and fake blood. With a coach full of Skeletons, Vampires, Ghosts, Fairies, Witches and […]

World Mental Health Day

9 October, 2018

This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day – set by the World Federation for Mental Health – is young people and mental health in a changing world. Naturally, this theme is extremely relevant to us and research has shown that foster care which offers stability, security and a good relationship, can help young people […]

Daniel & Susan’s Fostering Story

“We’re still learning new things everyday” Sixteen years ago, Daniel and Susan began their fostering journey. With friends and family suggesting they would make great foster parents they felt inspired to apply. The couple haven’t looked back since and have fostered over 20 children giving them all a safe and loving environment to call home. […]

Poetry Competition Winner

4 October, 2018

As National Poetry Day began to approach we launched a Poetry Competition for all of our foster children and birth children to take part in. National Poetry Day is a UK wide celebration of poetry and all things poetical. It is about everybody sharing, reading, writing and enjoying poetry. With this years theme being ‘change’ […]

Chris and Debbie’s Fostering Story

2 October, 2018

“I don’t think of fostering as a job” Chris explains how fate has led him to foster 10 children in 13 years. Chris and Debbie moved house, resulting in their son moving to a new college. It wasn’t long until he’d made a new set of friends, however there was a friend who would come […]

Kent Carers Celebrate 10 & 20 Years of Fostering

24 September, 2018

Foster carers from Kent celebrate some huge fostering milestones, as they reach 10 and 20 years of turning children’s lives around. To thank some of longest-standing foster carers for their commitment to providing safe and nurturing therapeutic care from the day they first joined ISP, we thought we’d celebrate in style with a lovely meal […]

Lucy’s Showstopping Performance

1 August, 2018

Lucy gave a show-stopping performance and came in an incredible 4th place during a regional qualifier. It was no easy task, with a dressage test, a show jumping round and a cross country course of 19 solid jumps and water over a long distance and hilly terrain. However, Lucy and her beautiful Horse, Wispa, showed […]

Wisbech Sewing Club Donates Handmade Quilts to Foster Children

4 July, 2018

A local sewing shop has donated a selection of beautiful hand-stitched quilts to provide comfort for children in ISP care. Members of ‘Sewciety’, a local sewing club hosted by the lovely ladies at Button Up and Stitch, have been coming together twice every month, to create a selection of beautifully stitched patchwork quilts and kindly […]