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Refugee Week is entering its 20th year in 2018. Originally starting in 1998, this weeklong arts, cultural and educational event takes place around World Refugee Day on June 20th and is a direct reaction to the negative attitude towards refugees and asylum seekers in the media and society in general. The countrywide event aims to encourage events that create positive encounters between the general public and refugees to help defuse hostile feelings and foster a greater understanding, while also highlighting the talents and expertise that refugees bring to the UK. Why is this important to a fostering agency such as ourselves? The...

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Becoming a foster carer is easier than you might think. It is also more rewarding than you can imagine. If you are new to the idea of fostering, chances are that you are caught up in some of the more common myths about what fostering is and isn’t. You might be eliminating yourself from being a foster parent because you believe that your lifestyle disqualifies you. Capstone is actively seeking LGBT, single AND couples to become carers. This article is a brief but very detailed guide to everything you ever wanted to know about becoming a foster parent. What is a...

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The primary difference between fostering and adoption is that fostering is usually temporary. As a foster parent, you are in the role of a parent but ultimately, the local authority and the child's birth parents have responsibility for the child, though you may share some decision-making capabilities. When you adopt a child on the other hand, you have full parental responsibility and the child is a permanent member of your family. Let’s look at the differences between being assessed and approved as a foster parent and an adoptive parent. Foster parent approval There are five requirements to be approved as a foster...

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