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Check out our Latest News, find out what is happening regionally and read about the amazing stories within our Foster Families. We are always interested to hear about any good news stories you may have, so if you have something to share with us then please tell us more.

Keeping Safe Online – Snapchat Update

 Instructions for turning on ‘Ghost Mode’ on ‘Snap Map’- Snapchat ‘Ghost mode’ is the privacy setting for remaining invisible on Snapchats new feature, ‘Snap Map’, which shares a user’s location with their Snapchat friends. The map is currently very specific showing the exact street a person is on and making

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Sharing our Stories – CEO Update Issue 4!

The CEO’s letter Since my last letter in February we have been very busy recruiting new staff and Foster Carers as well as moving offices and preparing for the launch of our exciting rebrand. We now have new Social Work staff in all four of our regional offices as well

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Foster Care Fortnight 2017 – Foster Care Transforms Lives

Each year, Foster Care organisations and supporters of the Fostering Community come together in a two-week long campaign named “Foster Care Fortnight” (aka #FCF2017) to highlight the importance of fostering in the UK and to reiterate the needs for foster carers across our nation. The theme for 2017 is ‘Foster

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A new home down south…

On May 16th 2017, our South Central team opened their doors and welcomed in supporters of CFT to share in the celebration of the grand opening of their new office. Due to rapid expansion in recent years the south region have now had to move to bigger premises to accommodate

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Easter at The CFT!

Easter 2017 was once again packed full of joy & laughter for all at The Children’s Family Trust! This year was a particularly special year with a surprise from Virgin Money Bank in Bishop Auckland. Virgin very generously gifted Easter Eggs for the children of our Northern regions which had

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Towergate Insurance Awards for Excellence in Care

At The CFT we pride ourselves on having some of the best Foster Carers in the country… and we are absolutely thrilled when our Carers are recognised by outside parties for their hard work and contributions to fostering. In March 2017, we were notified that our Foster Carers, Clare &

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Who you gonna call? CFT! – New OOH Line

As of 1st April 2017 – Foster Carers for The CFT will enjoy a new out-of-hours (OOH) line where they can contact an on duty social worker outside of office hours, 24 hours a day. Although we have had an OOH system for many years, following feedback from some users of the line, we have decided

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