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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

There are around 90,000 children in care across the UK, 6,000 of whom need to be adopted.  However, there is a desperate shortage of both adopters and foster carers.  Thousands more people are needed to give these vulnerable children a secure and loving home and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) adopters and foster carers […]

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

For the launch of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week  Barnardo’s is asking more people to consider putting themselves forward as potential foster parents – particularly for older children. More attention needs to be paid to the care of older, vulnerable, children. Nearly twelve thousand (43%) of all the children who entered care in England last […]

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More than fifty Bucks children are waiting for new adoptive families

During National Adoption Week (4 – 10 November) we are looking for people like you to become adoptive families to the fifty Buckinghamshire children of all ages who are desperately waiting to find their forever homes. We particularly need families who can offer groups of brothers and sisters a stable loving home, to help them […]

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Reading and Slough Borough Councils unite to recruit foster carers

Fostering and Adoption opportunities in Berkshire are being highlighted in a joint campaign by Reading and Slough Borough Councils. Fostering services across the country need to recruit 9,000 foster carers in 2013 to provide loving homes and skilled and dedicated care for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children. In Reading, the current need is […]

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‘Get in the Frame’ as part of Foster Care fortnight

  ‘Get in the Frame’ as part of Foster Care fortnight   Oxfordshire County Council is launching its annual drive to encourage more people across the county to ‘Get in the Frame’ and become foster carers.   The council is using national Foster Care Fortnight (May 13 – 26) to urge people with a range […]

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A new confidence – LGBT A&F Week 2013 reviewed

With the second national LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week completed, NFS Director Andy Leary-May looks back. While many people have always known the value of the LGBT community as a source of new parents for children, there is a new confidence. This was brought home to me by the events of LGBT Adoption & Fostering […]

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Swindon……Families Needed . . .

Swindon Borough Council is looking for foster carers and adopters from the lesbian and gay communities. Carers come from all kinds of backgrounds. The only common denominator is that they are people who are committed to helping children and young people by offering to share their homes and their lives for a period of time. […]

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Meet the (foster) parents

Meet the (foster) parents

Every year, Foster Care Associates help many people to become foster parents. Here are a few stories of LGBT couples and singles who share their experiences of fostering through FCA. LGBT Carer Case Study – Dan McCarthy, Birmingham Single foster carer Dan lives in Birmingham and has been fostering with Foster Care Associates (FCA) for […]

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Foster carers needed in Hampshire

If you’ve thought about fostering before, or are just learning about it for the first time, there’s never been a more important time to foster. We urgently need more carers to look after children and young teens to help them achieve their full potential. With over 500 foster carers working with Hampshire County Council to […]

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YOU can foster

Becoming a foster carer is about providing a safe and caring home for a looked-after child; it’s not about sexuality, ethnicity or gender. Tamara and Sherwin are single gay carers in their 30s.  Neither of them can think of a time in their fostering experience when their sexuality has been an issue. Tamara has been […]

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The Pink Festival

During the first weekend of September, The Pink Festival will be headlined by Andy Bell – best known as the […]

Christian Voice slams Tom Daley and Caster Semenya

Openly homophobic UK ‘prayer group’ Christian Voice has found itself back in the news after a long absence by stating […]

Kiss-in welcomed by Sainsbury’s

A branch of Sainsbury’s in London has been the location of a mass-protest in response to a gay couple being […]

Swindon and Wiltshire Pride returns for an 8th year

Swindon Pride was launched in 2008, with the first ever Pride festival being held in the town. In 2009, the […]

Taking pride in Cymru this Saturday

Pride Cymru takes place this year on Saturday 13th August and it is all set to be the biggest and […]

Biggins removed from Big Brother House

Actor and personality Christopher Biggins has been removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house after he made derogatory comments about […]