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Southampton has Pride!

  On August 25th 2018 our South Central staff team attended Southampton Pride and met with lots of very enthusiastic members of the local community. The event itself was very well organized event with many diverse and colourful stalls and acts throughout the day. There were many different organisations ranging from health, Ikea, make up, Read More

Raising by Racing!

CFT Carers, staff and looked after children came together on 19th August 2018 to form a team entering the Reading Dragon Boat Race. The team was organized to raise money for the organisation and also raise awareness for Fostering, whilst having a fun day out! It was an early start at 9.00 in Wokingham as the team had Read More

Celebrating at Nottingham Pride…

Members of our Midlands team were thrilled to attend the annual Nottingham Pride Event this year to celebrate with members of the LGBT and local community, and raise awareness about our organisation and fostering. The event took place on July 28th 2018 and was attended by thousands of people who came together to celebrate love Read More

A Fond Farewell…

On 6th June 2018, The CFT said Goodbye to a staff member from our South Central region, Cara Davis, who is sadly leaving the organisation to take on a new challenge as an Assistant Manager for a Local Authority. Cara has been with The CFT since April 2015 and has had many great years supporting Read More

Why we Foster… a Carers Story.

Fostering is a life changing decision for many people.. however it can be a truly rewarding experience. Our Foster Carers, Martin and Anne Wilkinson, tell us about why they took the leap into to fostering for us…. “For a long time we talked about Fostering. We have one son and each evening after his bed time Read More

Easter is Everywhere!

We sure have been busy bouncing around this Easter! Our regional offices held each of the Easter events during the school holidays and celebrated the occasion with lots of fun activities for our children. South Central Easter Fun Day Our South Central event took place in a local church hall in Waterlooville, where Ian from Read More

Our very own Easter Bunnies!

Easter is a magical time of year. And aside from its religious meaning, it’s also often seen as a period for giving generously and sharing. Luckily for us at The CFT, we are supported by many members who give generously to our organisation in aid of the children we look after and the Carers we Read More

Sharing our Stories – CEO Update – Issue 6

Well, we certainly ‘hit the ground running’ at the start of 2018. Just one week into the new year we received a call from Ofsted giving us 48 hours-notice of the Inspection of our North East region. This is the very first time any of our regions have been inspected under the new inspection framework Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More