Training our very own First Aid hero’s….

You never know when an emergency may strike you need to take action to help save a life. At The CFT, we strive to encourage our children and young people to be as prepared as possible for the things that life may throw at them. Basic First Aid is one of the most important short… Continue reading

Ace in the Pack – A National Lottery Project

  In late 2016, The Children’s Family Trust (CFT) applied for a sum of money from the National Lottery to fund a project titled ‘Ace in the Pack’. The hope for this project was to develop our current Children’s Guides for our Looked after Children, making the information that needs to be accessible to them… Continue reading

Opening our doors to new possibilities…

On Tuesday 16th January 2018, our South Central team opened their office doors for the first fostering information day at their new home in Waterlooville. Our open day took place from 10AM to 8PM and was open to all members of the public who would like to learn more information about The CFT. Prior to… Continue reading

Rocking around at CFT

Ho-Ho-How many Christmas parties can CFT throw? One in every region! 2017 saw each of our regional offices holding Christmas events for our foster families and an opportunity for the children, staff and carers to get together and embrace the Christmas spirit! Our first party of the year was held by our North East region… Continue reading

Let’s have some skele-fun!

  Halloween at CFT was another great success in 2017! In recognition of the spookiest time of the year, our regional offices held events and competitions encouraging the children to embrace the Halloween spirit and get involved in partaking in lots of terrifying activities. Our Midlands Region, held a Halloween Party in Bromsgrove and invited… Continue reading

Groundbreaking fostering sector partnership

Three well established fostering agencies have come together in a groundbreaking move to improve fostering standards across the sector. The Children’s Family Trust, The Foster Care Co-operative and Community Foster Care have joined forces in an unprecedented move to offer unique training that will cut costs and fully prepare foster care staff for the unique… Continue reading

Sharing our Stories – CEO Update Issue 5!

The CEO’s letter As autumn approaches once again it’s time to reflect, take stock and plan for the coming year. 2017 has proved to be yet another challenging year for the Trust. As a management team we meet each October to plan for the coming year, planning recruitment, predicting budgets and preparing for forthcoming placements…. Continue reading

Bake the World a Better Place

  This year CFT offices took part in holding regional coffee morning’s in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. Some of our regions held their events slightly early, however the other offices all joined the rest of the country in the UK’s biggest coffee morning on September 29th 2017, to raise money for the cancer charity…. Continue reading

Warm Heart during a cold summer…

Amazing child alert! Maisie Staves age 8, who lives with her parents who foster in the Midlands, recently commented on how cold the British Summer has been and how she felt ‘devastated’ to think that there were people living on the streets who might be cold through the summer nights. Maisie decided in that moment… Continue reading

Summer in the South!

Each year at The CFT our regional offices run events to bring together our Foster Families and all of our children. It’s a brilliant opportunity to get together, catch up and make new friends. This year our South Central carried on in true CFT style and held two very successful summer events! On the 28th… Continue reading