Category Archives: Fostering

News articles relating to our fostering support services that WillisPalmer operates nationwide through a diverse team of around 300 qualified social workers, all of whom have a minimum of seven years post-qualifying experience; 20 years on average.

Blog: Fostering and Attachment

29th Oct 2019

By David Bocking: Fostering and Attachment Our new baby is a walker. She arrived fairly suddenly, we had a call in the afternoon and then there she was with her social…

She’s our foster baby!

25th Sep 2019

If you’re a baby, you should be aware that being seen out on your own with a proud looking man in his fifties will raise eyebrows. Grandparents with babies generally…

Rewarding? That description doesn’t come close

28th Feb 2019

Rewarding? That description doesn’t come close. In the latest in his series of blogs, foster carer, feature writer and photographer David Bocking talks about his experience fostering for Sheffield City…

The Big Question when you are a foster carer

18th Jan 2019

Foster carer and journalist David Bocking on his experience of when foster children move on. When you’re telling your friends about your cute temporary infant, they all eventually ask about…

The many joys of life as a foster carer

23rd Oct 2018

Foster carer, feature writer and photographer David Bocking talks about his experience fostering for Sheffield City Council. One of the first thing a Foster Carer learns is that foster children don’t…

Government says IRO role will not be scrapped

23rd Jul 2018

The role of IRO (Independent Reviewing Officers) will not be scrapped as suggested in the national fostering stocktake which was published earlier this year. Foster Care in England Review, carried…