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Stepping Stones Fostering Ltd

Supporting foster parents in foster care

Support and advice for foster parents and foster children

Knowledge centre

At Stepping Stones Fostering Ltd, our team has a wealth of experience matching foster parents with looked after children and providing the support needed to ensure children are well taken care of.

Policy & Procedures

  • Where can I find advice about mental health?
    Children in foster care have often been through very hard circumstances and these in addition to separation from their parents and family can be difficult to navigate. Here are some useful links for sites where you can learn more about mental health and how you can support the child or children in your care: Mind Children's Society Young Minds
  • Useful Information
    https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
  • Where can I find advice about mental health?
    Being in foster care can be difficult on your mental health. Your foster parents will do what they can to support you through this. Here are some useful links for sites where you can learn more about mental health and how you can navigate what you are experiencing: Childline
  • Useful Information
    https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
  • Useful Contacts
    STEPPING STONES FOSTERING LIMITED Your view is very important to us. Let us know if you need to talk about how we can help you. Is there anything else that you would like to say or ask. Please call us on telephone number: 0208 478 0840 You can email us: manager@steppingstonesfostering.co.uk Write the letter: Stepping Stones Fostering Limited 106 Sir Robert Peel House, 344-348 High Road Ilford IG1 1QP INFORMATION CHILD LINE Phone: 0800 1111 Website: http://www.childline.org.uk/ SPEAKING TO CHILDLINE When you call us on 0800 1111 you’ll get through to a counsellor, they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Or you can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online. You can also send us an email from your locker. We’ll try to answer this within a day, but sometimes it can take a little longer. Childline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can talk to us any time. But we might not be able to talk for as long when it’s after midnight. NSPCC Website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ Post: The NSPCC Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NH Email: help@nspcc.org.uk Phone: 0808 800 5000 Text phone: (for people who are deaf or who have a hearing impairment) 0800 056 0566 CORAM VOICE – SPEAK TO AN INDEPENDEDNT ADVOCATE Website: www.coramvoice.org.uk/ Free Phone from landline or mobile: 0808 800 5792 Tel: 020 7833 5792 Interpreters Interpreters are available - through Language Line - to allow young people who speak little or no English to access the support of the helpline. Email an advocate You can contact an advocate by emailing info@coramvoice.org.uk Send a text to an advocate If you want to speak to an advocate, you can ask for someone to call you back by sending a text to 07758 670 369. Write to an advocate If you want to write to an advocate, then please send your letter to; Coram Voice, Coram Campus, 41 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ THE CHILDREN’S LEGAL CENTRE Website: www.childrenslegalcentre.com E-mail: info@coramclc.org.uk CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER FOR ENGLAND You can get in touch with the children’s Commissioner Dame Rachel de Souza By Email: info.request@childrenscommissioner.gov.uk Phone: 020 7783 8330 Freephone: 0800 528 0731 Address and location: Children’s Commissioner for England Sanctuary Buildings 20 Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BT OFSTED Website: www.ofsted.gov.uk Email: CIE@ofsted.gov.uk Phone: 0300 123 4666 We don’t ignore complaints! Children’s Rights and Advocacy If you have any questions or problems that you feel you cannot discuss with your foster family or social worker, there is an Independent Advocacy service N.Y.A.S. (NATIONAL YOUTH ADVOCACY SERVICE) Website: www.nyas.net Email: help@nyas.net Helpline: 0808 808 1001 You can contact the advocacy worker whenever you need to. The advocacy service can support you in reviews, help you speak up about decisions that affect you and support you in making a complaint, as well as offering advice and information on your rights in care. BECOME Care advice line In care or a care leaver? Looking for help and advice? Talk to us in confidence – online or over the phone. You can call us on 0800 023 2033 between 10:30am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email us at advice@becomecharity.org.uk

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If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in and around London, you're in the right place. At Stepping Stones Fostering Ltd we provide all the training, support and advice you need to provide for a vulnerable child. You don't need to be rich, own a big house or be married. You just need a spare room and space in your life.

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Foster care can be a rewarding and enriching experience for both foster parents and vulnerable children. At Stepping Stones Fostering Ltd, we are here to ensure foster parents are well equipped. If you have a question, please feel free to get in touch today.

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