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What is it like celebrating Fathers Day for children in care

Everyone wants a father figure they can look up to. On Fathers Day we celebrate Birth Dads, Foster Dads, Adoptive Dads and all those “In Loco Parentis”

Birth Dads

Children in care need to feel they are part of a wider family and the emotional connection with their birth father may be very strong. We always listen to the child and encourage and nurture this important contact.

Foster Dads

Male foster carers do an incredible job of looking after children every day. They offer the authority and security that an abused or neglected child may never have experienced. It’s a demanding job and requires training and resilience. Altaf, Anthony, Tim and Kenny are amazing foster carers recently featured in our fostering case studies.

Adoptive Dads

Our foster carers may be involved in “fostering to adoption” cases where a child is looked after by one of our families while adoption proceedings go through. This gives us real insight into the incredible commitment made by adoptive fathers

Residential Care staff and Single Parent Foster families

Let’s not forget that there are other people who are acting in the place of a father. Our professionally-trained male residential staff are looking after children with complex needs. They provide the stability and security the child needs to recover from abuse. Some of our foster carers are single women and they have to be Mum and Dad. They do a great job and we celebrate them too!


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