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A message from our CEO: Staying safe in unprecedented times

As an organisation, we understand the concern surrounding the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak. As we all navigate this particularly difficult period, the health, wellbeing and safety of our children & young people, foster families and employees remains our highest priority. On 21st April 2020, our CEO, Marina Mulholland, gave an update our about the Read More

“Time To Board”- A Care Leaver’s Story

All I knew was that I was going to be going abroad for a proper holiday, not to say I didn’t have an amazing time in a static caravan in Wales the previous year. I was 12 and this would be the first time I would leave the country and the first time I would Read More

LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week Special: “We could not be happier”

This year LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering week runs from 4-10 March 2019 and sees the return of the annual campaign which encourages more LGBT+ people to consider adoption & fostering and celebrates the success stories already out there! As a member agency of LGBT network New Family Social, The Children’s Family Trust will once again Read More

Celebrating 5 years of Sue!

Sue Jennings joined our organisation on 3rd February 2014 as an Administrator for our West Midlands team. Initially joining us at our Droitwich office, Sue has been a part of our office move to Bromsgrove as well as the continued growth of staff, carers and children in our Midlands region. On Sunday 3rd February 2019, Read More

Christmas was coming – A Carer Leaver’s Story

It had been three months since entering the care system and it’s nothing like I would have expected. The carers had asked what I would like for Christmas and this began the start of my yearly ritual of scouring the Argos catalogue looking for the items I would include on my Christmas list. I was Read More

“Pack your bags” – A Care Leaver’s Story

“Pack your bags, you’re going away for a week” – A Care Leaver’s Story Early September, the day before I was due to start secondary school. I was excited that it was the first time I would start a school with other students in a new year. Previously my mom had never let us stay Read More

Sharing our Stories – CEO Update – Issue 7

With Christmas almost upon us it’s that time of the year where we take stock of where we are, as well as preparing for where we’re going in 2019.   The end of 2018 will see the Trust with over 175 children placed and a total of 120 approved Foster Carers with another 20 families Read More

Going cake crazy for Macmillan!

CFT have once again come together to raise funds for fellow charity Macmillan Cancer Support. 2018 saw the return of the nation’s favourite coffee morning and CFT embraced the spirit by holding coffee meeting’s at each of our regional offices throughout the UK. Combining our coffee mornings with our Foster Carer Team Meetings at various Read More

Snug as a Bug…

CFT have been truly blessed by not-for-profit organisation, Woolly Hugs, who have been making blankets for some of our children in foster care. The project titled ‘Snugs’ began in January 2018 with the intention of making blankets for the children in South Central region, but now nearly a year later – the team at Woolly Read More

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