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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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Sharing Our Stories – CEO Update Issue 3!

The CEO’s letter I would like to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year, even though we are now in February! At this time, each year David and his team are working hard preparing for our annual audit, often explained as ‘David’s very own Ofsted Inspection’! I have no

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Sharing our Stories – CEO Update Issue 2!

The CEO’s letter Just over two years ago we decided to launch the Andrew Turner Award. This was predominantly in recognition of our then Chairman who, over many years contributed so much to the continuation of the Trust. We have much to thank him for. As a result, we put

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Celebrating the very best of Foster Care…

On 27th September 2016, we proudly attended the Fostering Excellence Awards in London to celebrate the achievements of our Foster Carers, Clare & Mike Eynon and former looked after child- Charmaine. The Fostering Excellence awards are run each year by The Fostering Network and are a chance to come together

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