Links for prospective carers, old hands, and kids too.
Talawa's Children's Handbook introduces fostering through Bernie Bear.
Talawa's Young Person's Handbook gives looked after children resources to stay safe online and know their rights.
External Sites - a new page will open up if you follow these links, so you won't lose us!
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
The UK’s leading adoption and fostering membership association, which promotes the highest standards of practice in adoption, fostering and childcare services. BAAF works within a children-orientated, multi-disciplinary and anti-discriminatory framework.
Provides a wide range of information and resources for everyone involved in fostering, working directly with the fostering community across the UK. All Talawa carers are Foster Talk members.
Social Care Institute for Excellence
An independent charity working with adults, families and children's social care and social work services across the UK. The SCIE also works closely with related services such as health care and housing to improve the knowledge and skills of those working in care service.
Who Cares Trust
Provides support materials for foster carers, local authorities and other professionals responsible for looked after children's welfare and education. The Trust also develop projects which pilot new ways of working, encouraging more joined up service across the care system.
Think You Know
Includes ‘The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’, giving a realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent. Their online guide aims to equip you with the tools to have those tricky conversations with your children and keep your family safe online.
WhO CaReS? ToWn!
This website is for all young people living in care, and those who have recently left. You’ll find plenty of advice and support, including true stories from the people who really know the score – you guys.
InFo FoR CaRe KiDs
This website is designed to help looked-after children and young people find information and advice on what care and support you can receive and what choices you have. The site also offers useful suggestions and advice to looked-after young people who are preparing to live on their own.
VOicE - YoUnG PeOpLe'S ZoNe
Voice is an independent national charity committed to empowering children and young people in care and in need. They campaign for improvements to the systems in place for caring for children across the country.
NaTiOnAL YoUtH AdVoCaCy SeRviCe
NYAS provides a safety net for children, young people and vulnerable adults, who have nowhere else to turn. They work with children and young people, their carers, local authorities and professionals such as social workers and lawyers.
They are independent and confidential as long as you are safe.
You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. They understand that it can be difficult to trust someone and tell them about what is happening or how you are feeling. You can access all kinds of information and counselling through their site.
THiNk U KnOw
Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Quizzes, information and tips for getting the most out of the Internet while staying safe.
Stay smart online!