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Understanding Trauma and Attachment: Helping Foster Children to Heal

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Trauma and attachment disorders in foster children are an invisible emotional burden, that poses a very real threat to their…
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How Fostering Brings Families Closer Together

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When embarking on the journey of becoming a foster carer, you will no doubt be thinking about how it will…

From the Directors Desk

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Running an outstanding fostering agency in South London has its rewards and challenges not least in the environment of children’s…

World Book Day – How Reading Benefits All Children

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If you're anything like us, you might have spotted a few Harry Potters, very hungry caterpillars, Big Friendly Giants, and…
Parent and Child Fostering opportunities in your area

Parent and Child Fostering opportunities in your area

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Parent and child fostering is a unique type of foster care placement that can have a hugely positive impact on…

SERIOUS YOUTH VIOLENCE

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THE LONDON BOROUGH OF CROYDON Croydon is home to a diverse multicultural population which is felt as you navigate your…

Why do people foster?

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The most common reason many people choose to foster is to support vulnerable young people at the time they need…

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOSTER CARE

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According to the BBC, the number of children in care is estimated to reach 100,000 by 2025, a rise of…

Who can apply to become a foster parent

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WHO CAN APPLY TO BECOME A FOSTER PARENT? According to Gov.uk, around three quarters of looked after children live in…

Reasons to become a foster carer with Ascent Fostering Agency

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Choosing to become a foster carer is a big decision. It comes with various challenges and responsibilities, but is a…
The Power of Therapeutic Life Story Work within Fostering

The Power of Therapeutic Life Story Work within Fostering

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Everyone has a Story! The fundamentals of how we view, internalise, experience, and respond to the world are embedded in…

Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP)

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Dan Hughes, a Clinical Psychologist, created Dyadic developmental psychotherapy (DDP) as a treatment for families with adopted or fostered childrenwho had…

Parent and Child Foster Placements

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Parent and Child foster placements are a very special type of fostering placement. The placement provides mum or dad with…

Dispelling the myths around fostering

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There are so many myths and misconceptions floating around about fostering that at times it can be confusing and can…

What is respite foster care and who can provide it?

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What is respite foster care? Whilst a child is in care their foster parents may need to take some valuable…

Children’s Mental Wellbeing Week – Growing Together

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7th – 13th February We were pleased to learn that this week’s Children’s Mental Wellbeing Week theme was “Growing Together”…

Ascent 2021 Round Up

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Here is  the Ascent Fostering 2021 Round Up. It’s that time of year again, I can’t believe we are already…

What is GDD and how common is it?

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GDD (Global Development Delay) is a slower progression of development, usually affecting two or more of the cognitive, social, physical…

The Importance of Foster Carer Support

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Without foster carers we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. They are the backbone to our agency and…

Dealing with past trauma

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A large majority of children who come into foster care have experienced trauma. Being a foster carer for children who…