#childrenincare #stigma #labels It's been a very thought-provoking week for me for many different personal reasons, but one of them has been about recent responses to young people in the care system and how degrading people can be about them, sort of innocently though. It's certainly not anything new or unique, this has been going on for years and it's widespread throughout the UK, and I presume in other parts of the world too. Before I go on I'd like to stress that I've come
What does it take to be good foster carer? Do foster carers get paid? How much time will you need to invest in young people?
Here I explain my thoughts as a former foster child and resident of various children's home in the late 90's and early millennium. By Ben Westwood, Author of Poems From a Runaway - A True Story. Some of you new to the concept of fostering may have come across adverts in your local papers or online encouraging you to sign up to be a foster carer. Some