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Adoption and fostering

  • NSPCC

    NSPCC

    Almost 1 in 10 children in the UK are neglected by their parents or carers. Their emotional, behavioral and physical anguish often leads to a lifetime of struggling; the ability to lead a normal life often interrupted by confusion and sorrow about their upbringing. But it can be prevented. The NSPCC defines neglect as the

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    Let go and trust in life a little more

    Are you are worrier? Or a control freak? Do you live under the illusion that the control of your life is in your hands? How would it be to step aside and let life do its thing? Being human is an uncertain business, the only surety is that we will all die, but the details

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    Adopted child

    How to tell a child they are adopted

    There comes a time in every child’s life when they develop a natural curiosity about their roots. Telling your child they are adopted can be challenging, and cause stress and anxiety for you both. It is a very important moment in your child’s life, so it is crucial to approach it in the most sensitive

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    How to become a foster parent

    Fostering a child is arguably one of the best things you can do. It is also a serious commitment, so it is crucial that you gather and consider all of the information before you commit. If you are interested in how to become a foster parent then here’s some tips on how you can do

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    Sad girl sitting on floor

    When social services get involved

    How many of us have been bawling at the kids to behave and wondered whether the neighbours are dialling social services? Or looked at our child’s bruised shins of many colours at the side of the pool and imagined that Esther Rantzen is going to come knocking? For most of us, it’s probably a fleeting

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