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As technology evolves, it provides increased and diverse ways for people to maintain contact and share information. Whilst this may be beneficial for many, it creates significant challenges for keeping children safe. Although our primary focus is on keeping children safe, it is worth noting that technology also raises challenges for adults in not only keeping themselves safe but also understanding the technology which children are now using and the risks which children may unknowingly be exposing themselves to. Technology also enables children and their families to communicate in ways which they were never able to before, for example more...

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Being a foster carer can be one of the most rewarding careers imaginable. Foster carers perform the amazing feat of loving and guiding children and young people from a troubled world to a bright and happy future with positive outcomes. They demonstrate what an affectionate home is like and show them the lifestyle and ways of being that assure a successful adulthood. They provide shelter when life’s storms wash over children who have suffered abuse, neglect, and loss. Fostering unaccompanied and asylum seeking children is another challenge for fostering agencies such as Capstone Foster Care. These children are not being...

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If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and have ever wondered, "can I foster?" the answer is a resounding "yes". Sexual orientation doesn't matter nor does it matter if you are single or couples. Fostering can transform your life as well as making a dramatic and positive change in the life of a child. One same-sex couple described how they came to Capstone Foster Care. While sitting around the pool on holiday in Cyprus, the couple were continuing a discussion they had been having for 10 years – having their own children. Being men, having their own children was...

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