Identity Crisis?

I was taken into care by the time I was five years old. I spent time in a children’s home, and then foster care while trying to rehabilitate me and my brother…

Pot Noodle, anyone?

At a conference last week I had the pleasure of being entertained by Mr Martin Barrow, foster Dad to several children over a number of years, including ‘L’, who was central to…

Fermat’s Last Theorem

I’ve had a thought rolling around for a while about ‘difficult problems’ and how to solve them. We all have issues that tend to drop to the bottom of the pile.  …

Serious success review - almost destroyed

I’m taking a moment to nod joyfully at one of my favourite stories of last year; just noticing the day-to-day glory of fab fostering, and why doing it differently - yet in…

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23 March 2018 Carer vs Parent - Mr Zahawi has an opinion
13 March 2018 ‘You Better Start Swimmin’ or You’ll Sink Like a Stone’
16 February 2018 What would Abraham Lincoln think?
30 October 2017 A Tale of Two Moralities
13 October 2017 The Missing Link
16 August 2017 Huh? Directors of Children’s Services think what?!
07 July 2017 Friday 19th May 2017
15 March 2017 The folly of empowering foster parents
12 December 2016 Cultivation
06 October 2016 Children Shouldn’t Be Made To Feel Grateful For A Family
27 June 2016 The Extra Mile
20 April 2016 Is the present economic climate an excuse to undermine a professionalism some still struggle to accept?
04 April 2016 In Your Eyes
11 February 2016 For L
28 January 2016 Our First Foster Child
06 August 2015 How One Phone Call Can Change Many Lives
12 June 2015 Who Are You?
27 May 2015 A Sleepless Night
13 February 2015 Is the Children’s Minister Deliberately Harming Children?
05 February 2015 Learning From Each Other
21 January 2015 What A Year
27 November 2014 Guest Blogger: Kathy
05 November 2014 Guest Blogger: Sam
19 September 2014 It’s a shame we don’t like children in these islands of ours
31 July 2014 Is It OK To Compromise Your Beliefs In The Best Interests Of Your Business?
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