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We hear about social workers in a lot of everyday walks of life. Healthcare social workers, psychiatric social workers, community social workers, even military and veteran social workers – the list is endless. But what does a social worker do? We’ve delved into the day-to-day life of one of our very own childcare social workers, Pauline Nolf, to learn more. Pauline is a Supervising Social Worker at Capstone South East – and has provided us with great insight into a typical day in the life of a social worker from perks of the job to areas she finds challenging. Generally,...

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Often, there are many myths and preconceptions around the idea of fostering, and who can foster. This means that often, many people rule themselves out of being eligible to foster based on incorrect myths. However, regardless of your religion, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation, none of these factors will determine whether or not you can foster. Learn more about common LGBT foster care myths to find out more about if you can foster now. Yes, you can foster if you are gay or bisexual. Sexual orientation is not a deciding factor on whether or not you can become a foster carer....

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Simply, in most circumstances, the answer is yes. Holidays are an important part of work-life balance, creating personal and family memories while introducing children to educational, historic and cultural aspects of other countries. And not only are foster children allowed to holiday, it is actively encouraged that they do. Unsure of the logistics and regulations behind foster care holidays? Find out everything you need to from our detailed guide. As stated in the Fostering National Minimum Standards, “children can stay overnight, holiday with friends, or friends and relatives of their foster carer, go on school trips, subject to requirements of the...

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