Have you ever wondered what actually happens when you go to a fostering panel? Some applicants find the thought of this very daunting, but we want to reassure that you do not need to worry unnecessarily. We will make sure that you are well prepared for what to expect and hopefully we can allay any […]
This week I spoke to one of our young person's support workers to find out more about his role within our agency. "Hi, my name is Pete and I am a Support Worker for Mosaic Foster Care. My work involves supporting the young people in our care who are living with their foster family. The […]
Meet our Clinical Lead, Aly Thompson Meet our Clinical (therapeutic) Lead at Mosaic Foster Care; Aly Thompson. Aly is our full time Clinical Lead. With over 10 years as a foster parent herself, Aly has studied to Master’s level at Essex University as a psychodynamic organisational therapist. She brings a wealth of experience, working in […]
Being the best therapeutic foster parent you can be is an interesting topic as (and we will let you in on a little secret here) there really is no way to BE the best you can only DO your best! You dont need to have any initial expeirence with fostering to become a foster parent, […]
We see many different types of teams here at Mosaic and it is clear to us that teamwork is such a valuable skill we all need to have. Essentially the Support we offer is all about being part of a team. A team around the young person and you; all with the same focus. But why is […]
Who are the eight key roles you may meet in fostering? We know what it is like when you first start, there are so many key roles of people and institutions, which feel like they are never-ending! Add on top of that all of the new terminology and phrases into the mix and it can […]
At the start of this year who would have thought that we would soon be living in a ‘virtual’ world for most of our everyday activities… speaking to friends and family, doing our shopping, going to the doctor, attending social events, meeting up with groups we belong to….. But here we are in August and […]
This is an interesting article on how the lockdown has affected those in foster care. The impact of lockdown on Foster Carers, children and young people. By Dr Jane Herd, Orb8 CEO As we come out of lockdown and continue to manage the ongoing implication of Covid we have been thinking about what might be learnt […]
So do we think that there are more foster parents needed after the pandemic? Depending on where you take your source of information from, the percentages change, but we all know that once lockdown releases further and schools fully reopen there will sadly be a massive increase in the number of young people in crisis […]
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