April 2018

Moira Greentree at the Fostering Network Roadshow

April 4th, 2018|

Moira Greentree, Head of Service Delivery at Care Visions who  attended the Fostering Network Roadshow writes, 

“The Fostering Network roadshow started with a powerful short film made by the Young Champions on how stigma can affect young people’s chances in life, stifling potential and opportunity.

Bruce Adamson, the Children’s Commissioner then spoke passionately about the need […]

March 2018

The Life of a Care Visions Apprentice

March 6th, 2018|

 

As we celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship week, Abbie tells us what it was like to work as a Care Visions Apprentice, where young people are at the heart of everything we do.

 

“My role at Care Visions, as one of two apprentice business administrators, has allowed me to work in every department of the office. […]

February 2018

“Children who foster” – reflections from experience

February 20th, 2018|

Sharing your family home with a stranger does not come naturally to adults let alone children, but the sons and daughters of foster carers do exactly that and are happy to tell us all about it.

 

Hayley, now 21 talks to our Supervising Social worker, Stacey Welsh, about her experience:

“It has been wonderful to be […]

November 2017

Foster Carer Conference 2017

November 16th, 2017|

Celebrating Success at our Foster Carer Conference

By Lorraine Kubski

On 31st October 2017, Care Visions Fostering Scotland had the privilege of hosting our 4th annual Foster Carer Conference at the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld. We welcomed 41 of our fostering families to enjoy a day of ‘celebrating success’ for our children and young people.

The day […]

August 2017

Inspiration – A Young Person Writes…

August 1st, 2017|

One of our amazing young people took part in the Hunter Foundation’s competition for secondary school pupils to compete for a table at the Hunter Foundation Dinner.
Sir Tom had challenged pupils, to write an essay that summarised what your school would do if you ran Scotland. “What would you change, why would you change […]

July 2017

Video: Continued Relationships Can Overcome Loneliness

July 4th, 2017|

Video by emmstudio.co.uk
The Why Not? team and some care-experienced young people spent some time at Erskine Music and Media studio, to create a film based on their experiences of loneliness and the importance of relationships in all of our lives.
Being included, active and contributing to the community supports a sense of belonging, identity and […]

May 2017

Foster Care Fortnight #FCF17

May 11th, 2017|

Foster Care Fortnight #FCF17 is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, and we are glad to have taken part in the @TheEveningTimes Foster Care supplement yesterday. We are so proud of every one of our foster carers, and the real difference they are making to the children in their care. And this […]

March 2017

Skate Expectations

March 21st, 2017|

Interview by Clio Arbuthnott.
Care Visions foster carer Doreen shares how 16-year-old Courtney overcame the obstacles to become a Special Olympics ice-skating athlete
“We first met Courtney 10 years ago. She was six – so petite. She was living in one of Care Visions’ residential homes at the time, and she was so keen to show […]