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The Ofsted Point in Time Survey! Let us know about the support and services you receive. Deadline 24 March.
14 March 2024

Have your say in the Ofsted 2024 Point in Time Survey

Ofsted would like to hear your views about the support and services you receive from Devon County Council. Your views can help shape Ofsted’s inspection report and might be included in the comprehensive national listening exercise, ‘Big Listen’. Ofsted would like to hear from both foster carers and children in care. You can give your […]

On the back of a red background with rainbow waves there are two circle cutouts with families in. On the left image we have a family smiling at each other with two women and two young boys. In the other image we have two men smiling looking at the camera holding a small boy m all making a heart symbol with their hands. The text reads "LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering week 2024." The subtext reads "Celebrating Devon's LGBTQ+ community".
26 February 2024

LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2024

LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2024 returns on Monday 4 March. Running until to Sunday 10 March, it remains the only campaign in these industries to focus on the LGBTQ+ community. Read on to hear from some of our inspirational foster carers.

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18 December 2023

10 ideas for connecting with your foster family over the festive period

Another Christmas is just around the corner, so we wanted to share some ideas to encourage connection, joy, and fun to fill your days and create some Christmas traditions. Here are some ideas for connecting with your foster family this festive period, from your Fostering Devon Promoting Stability team… Christmas sensory advent calendars Create some […]

Mockingbird families at a firework display celebrating the first birthday
6 December 2023

Devon’s Mockingbird pilot celebrates first birthday

Our South Devon Mockingbird constellation has celebrated its first birthday with a trip to the fireworks and a reflection on how the first year has gone.   Mockingbird, led by The Fostering Network in the UK, delivers sustainable foster care. It is an evidence-based model structured around the support and relationships an extended family provides. […]

Fostering Devon stand inside John Lewis Exeter
23 November 2023

Visit us at John Lewis Exeter this December

The Fostering Devon team are excited to be returning to John Lewis this December to promote fostering to Devon’s residents. Many of you will remember the now infamous John Lewis ad from last Christmas, which followed a couple eagerly awaiting the arrival of a care experienced child to their family. Knowing that the young person […]

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1 November 2023

Fostering Devon events in November

In-person events Our live recruitment events are a great way to get to know the team, learn about the different types of fostering and where to begin with your fostering journey. This month you can join us at the following location… Ocean Exmouth Friday 17th November Time: 12pm to 4pm Location: Queens Drive, Exmouth EX8 […]

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16 October 2023

Family days out in Devon this Halloween

Our lovely team have rounded up their top family-friendly Halloween events across Devon that promise thrills and heaps of memories for all. Here are our recommendations for a fangtastic time this Halloween… North Devon The Big Sheep Spook-tacularly good Halloween fun at The Big Sheep including pumpkin carving and fancy dress. Dates: 21st to 29th […]

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22 September 2023

Fostering Devon events in October

Here are the Fostering Devon recruitment events taking place near you this month… We’re inviting you to meet the Fostering Devon team this month at one of the many events taking place across Devon, as well as online. Details of all of our October Fostering Devon events can be found below. Unfortunately we’ve had to […]

Mockingbird in Devon feature on ITV news. picture shows home hub carer talking to reporter in the garden
6 September 2023

Fostering families featured on ITV News discussing Devon’s Mockingbird programme

It was fantastic to see our Mockingbird families featured on ITV News West Country talking about the impact of the first Mockingbird constellation in Devon. This evidence-based model, led by the Fostering Network, has been brought in to help improve the stability of fostering placements, and strengthen the relationships between carers, children and young people, […]