Book list

We’ve put together some suggestions of books about fostering – from how to navigate the process to practical tips on how to parent a child in care – that you might find useful.

Thinking about fostering?

Thinking about fostering? book coverby Henrietta Bond

Packed with essential information and advice, this book provides a realistic and honest insight into what it means to look after other people’s children and provide a safe and supportive home.

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Promoting resilience

Promoting resilienceby Robbie Gilligan

This bestselling guide contains inspirational ideas and suggestions for promoting resilience in day-to-day work with children and young people in care, adopted or in need.

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Managing difficult behaviour

Managing difficult behaviourby Clare Pallett, Kathy Blackeby, Caroline Bengo, William Yule, Roger Weissman, Stephen Scott with Eileen Fursland

This guide aims to provide foster carers with new skills to help them manage a child’s behaviour and improve their relationship with him or her.

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Being a foster family: what it means and how it feels

Being a foster family: what it means and how it feelsby Hedi Argent

This short, colourful booklet is part of CoramBAAF’s series of publications for children and young people, which aim to explain concepts in adoption and fostering that they may find difficult to understand.

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Parenting Matters

CoramBAAF’s Parenting Matters series explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. The guides provide expert knowledge coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style.

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