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Brighter Futures for Children becomes Fostering Friendly employer

07 May 2021

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC), which delivers children’s services in Reading, is delighted to announce it has become a Fostering Friendly employer, giving extra support to staff who foster children and young people. Ahead of Foster Care Fortnight, 10-23 May, BFfC launched the scheme, which is accredited by The Fostering Network, in recognition of the …

Brighter Futures for Children chosen as research partner in safeguarding study

06 May 2021

A £1.9m project studying safeguarding risks faced by young people outside their home will look at innovative work being carried out by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC). The Innovate project is exploring new ways of combating safeguarding risks such as sexual and criminal exploitation, peer-on-peer abuse and gang affiliation. Researchers will be analysing trauma-informed practice …

First choice primary school places offered to 90% of Reading children

16 April 2021

Ninety per cent of Reading parents have been offered their first choice of primary school for their child this year. Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC), which delivers education services in Reading, has ensured all primary school pupils in the borough have a place for September. The number of first choice offers has increased from 83% …

Celebrating the contribution of Reading’s young carers

15 March 2021

The incredible work of young carers in Reading will be celebrated by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) on Young Carers Action Day tomorrow (Tuesday 16 March). It has been a particularly difficult year for young carers because of the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in less social interaction with friends and family. BFfC’s youth workers have been …

Opportunities for Reading young people in National Apprenticeship Week

11 February 2021

The wide diversity of opportunities available to young people through apprenticeships is being highlighted this week. National Apprenticeships Week (February 8 – 14) has a theme of Build the Future this year and is focusing on how individuals and employers can benefit from the scheme. Brighter Futures for Children’s (BFfC) Elevate career service is supporting …