Foster Carer Stories – Pam & John

18 December, 2016 pam & john

This is an extraordinary story about a couple who think they are ordinary. Their story together starts in 1988 when they met whilst both working in the Sandy Hotel. John worked there part-time and Pam was the restaurant supervisor. They married in 1990. Both had been married before and had five grown up sons and […]

Our Favourite Fostering Articles From November

30 November, 2016 narrow

There’s a chill in the air, and we’re all starting to feel quite festive! So, as November comes to an end and we start looking forward to Christmas, we’ve collated some of our favourite articles to share with you. We’ve found ten of the best posts on fostering, parenting and general family life – So put […]

Fostering: The Birth Child’s Story

4 October, 2016 Children sitting at the water's edge on the beach

When a person makes the decision to become a Foster Carer, it is the whole family who are involved in the fostering role. The sons and daughters of Foster Carers play a big part in foster care; welcoming children into their home, supporting and caring for them, and being a friend when they need it the […]

ISP at International Foster Care Organisation Conference!

31 August, 2016

Our very own Andrew Fox will be running a workshop at the IFCO Conference this Saturday 3rd September. He will be presenting with Andrea Warman, author of ‘Caring with Vitality‘, a book about how yoga can help foster carers and their families. Dr Andrea Warman is a children and families social worker, with a PhD in Social Anthropology. She spent […]

We answer your questions on fostering for #FosteringFriday

3 June, 2016 ISP15

We’ve had lots of questions sent in for #FosteringFriday! Here are the top three, with answers from our experts: Do I need to have any qualifications to foster? No, you do not need any specific qualifications to become a Foster Carer. However, it is beneficial if you have had some experience of caring for children, either […]

Enfield Team Get Creative! | Foster Care Fortnight

27 May, 2016 craft 3

Our Enfield office have had a great time celebrating Foster Care Fortnight, by holding a great craft session for all their Foster Carers and children! There were some fantastic creations being made and everyone had a brilliant time getting involved with the difference crafts. Here are some photos of the arts and crafts from some […]

Foster Care Fortnight | Foster Child Shares Positive Experience with ISP

17 May, 2016 Capture

Foster Care Fortnight is now in full swing and, in light of this, one of our amazing looked-after children, Billy, and his Foster Carer have shared their experiences of being part of the ISP family with My Kent Family. Read the full story here and watch what Billy has to say first hand.

Raising Awareness for Fostering | Foster Care Fortnight 2016

16 May, 2016

This year’s Foster Care Fortnight is upon us; an awareness campaign created by The Fostering Network. The theme for this year is “Time to Foster. Time to Care”, which will be running until Sunday 29th May. You can find out more about the campaign here. To raise awareness of what it is like to foster, […]

We answer your #FosteringFriday questions!

9 May, 2016 ISP8

We’ve had a busy weekend going through your #FosteringFriday questions! Here are the top three questions, with answers from our experts: What happens if I need support with my foster child late at night? As a Foster Carer with our agency, you are fully supported by a team of Social Workers so you will never […]

We answer your #FosteringFriday queries!

11 April, 2016 Profile portrait of a skater style teenager girl

Our experts have been answering your #FosteringFriday queries again. Check out the top three questions and answers here: Am I taxed as a Foster Carer? You will be taxed as a Foster Carer however, as some of the allowance that you receive is for the child you are caring for, there is a fixed tax […]