Become a Foster Carer

Resources 2022

This is the current home of our in-house resources. Over the coming months this library will grow and find a new home but in the meantime please make use of the below


Resources

Here you will find our library of resources that will be growing over the coming year. This will be filled with interviews and thoughts from our foster carers so you can hear from those living with some of the challenges faced

Topics to date

Avoidant Restrictive food intake Disorder

Caring for a YP with ARFID – Carer talks about her experience and tips for helping a Young Person – Coming Soon

Bi-Polar

Living with Bi-Polar – Video

Care Leavers

Ian Thomas – Care Leaver Success and Story – Podcast or Video

Leila – BSF Area Manager – “I will find the song that is in your heart” – Podcast

Becky – Talks about her journey through care with Blue Sky Carers and her current career at BSF – Podcast

“Annie” BSF Care Leaver & Blogger talks about her life – Podcast

Celebrations

Fostering at Christmas – Our Foster Carer talks about the reality of Fostering at Christmas – Podcast

Charity

Childs I Foundation – What is it and how you can get involved – Podcast

Digital World

Be internet Legends – What is it and how to get a statue – Video

Equality & Diversity

Hair and skin care for kids: A guide for carers of black and bi-racial children– Videos

Growing up as a Young black Child in Care in a predominantly white town – Podcast

Baroness Doreen Lawrence talks to our Diversity Forum – Podcast

Black Lives Matter – An information evening for Young People to understand what they are seeing on the news around them – Video

Extremism & Radicalisation

Short video explaining this area – Video

Gender Identity

Short video of tips on supporting a Young Person with their gender identity – Video

Loss & Grief

Jaid, course facilitator, talks about her experience and what the course will cover – Podcast

Play

Occupational Therapist Juliet talks about Play and its role in healing – Podcast

PPE

A video explaining why we might look a little different when we see Young People because of PPE – Video

Pathological Avoidance Disorder

Foster Carer & Occupational Therapist talk about her experiences and shares tips on helping Young People – Podcast