How You Can Encourage Learning Over Christmas

13 December, 2018

We are reaching a rather exciting time as the Christmas holidays are approaching nearer! Even though it Is such a busy time, Christmas can still provide many opportunities for our children and young people to practice the skills they have been learning at school. No one wants to do extra homework, but when learning is […]

12 Ways to Make a Foster Child Feel Special at Christmas

7 December, 2018

Christmas is a magical time of year for children, but it can be difficult for many young people in foster care, as the memories and emotions of the past come flooding back. As the festive season approaches, we ask some of our Foster Carers for their tips on how to bring back the joy and […]

Christmas Card Competition Winner

6 December, 2018

This week we picked this year’s annual Christmas card competition winner – with so many incredible designs it was not easy to choose an overall winner! We received so many entries that our offices already look fully decorated for Christmas. We put out an email to all of our local offices looking for the best […]

How You Can Help Your Child Deal with Frustration and Anger

Does your foster child sometimes struggle to regulate their emotions? Do not worry, you’re not alone. Many of the children and young people coming into care suffer from severe emotional delays, often due to their past experience of neglect and abuse. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for a looked after child to not be reaching the […]

Children in Need | Chesham

23 November, 2018

Our wonderful ISP Chesham office have been busy fundraising for Children in Need. The team had lots of carers in for training on Thursday 15th November so held their Children in Need event a day early. Staff generously donated bottles of champagne and delicious chocolates and hosted a raffle. The team managed to raise an […]

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. […]