My neighbours are asking if I’m mad

My neighbours are asking if I’m mad

“My neighbours are asking if I’m mad,” Mrs Dlamini laughs. She enthusiastically shares her foster care journey with us, sitting on the family’s sofa with the sun shining in through the open door. Chickens are running around in the garden facing the many houses on the...
So, what is the problem with children’s homes?

So, what is the problem with children’s homes?

Did you know that even the best-run modern children’s home, can never be a replacement for family life? Everything can look perfect to the outside eye, but how is it r-e-a-l-l-y for the children growing up there? For many years, children’s homes were fully...
Nurturing Hope: A Guide to Becoming a Foster Parent with GCF

Nurturing Hope: A Guide to Becoming a Foster Parent with GCF

Introduction If you’ve been following GCF’s journey, you’re likely aware of our Foster Care Programme—a vital initiative born from the recognition that children often spend too much time in Child and Youth Care Centres, missing out on the stability...
The Importance of Safety Parents

The Importance of Safety Parents

Imagine this. Your phone rings at the most inconvenient time. You recognise the number and know immediately that you must answer. You are needed now! A social worker is on the other side of the line telling you that a baby is at risk and has been removed from the...