ReMoved (Video for foster carers)

ReMoved follows the emotional journey of a nine-year old girl who is taken from her abusive birth home and placed in the tumultuous foster care system. This short film will help foster carers understand the experiences of many children coming from home of neglect and…


A young person’s guide to foster care

These six booklets are to help young people understand what foster care is. They give information about the term ‘fostering’, foster carers, social workers, contact with birth family and support available. The booklets have been developed by particular Local Authorities, while the content is useful for…


LAC review Consultation Booklet for Parents – Gaining the parents’ views

This booklet has been designed for parents to contribute/share their views at a Looked after Child review meeting. The booklet invites parents to comment on their child’s current placement, contact arrangements, care plan, health and education. It also encourages them to think of ways how to promote…


A children’s guide to foster care

These three nicely illustrated guides to foster care explain in a child friendly way who foster carers are, the role of a social worker and answers common questions a child may have. 


Children’s Guide to Adoption (Booklet)

Below are two different booklets which help children understand what adoption is and answer some of the questions children may have. The booklets have similar content but different design and are therefore listed together. They cover the following topics: What is adoption? What is a social…


A younger child’s guide to adoption (booklet)

This booklet tells a story of Harry who is being adopted. Harry explains what a birth family, foster family and adoptive family is, why sometimes birth parents cannot look after their children and the good things about living with an adoptive family. He then talks about an…


Positive Adoption Conversations – Guide for Adoptive Families

This in-depth practical guide for adoptive parents provides guidance on how to talk to children about adoption. Considering all age groups, the author explores various questions adopted children are likely to have and suggests helpful strategies how to answer them. The Adoption Guide considers the following: Tips…