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Power of Parenting (POP)

Only 6% of foster children go on to University, compared with a national average of nearly 50%. Power of Parenting Children’s Charity (POP) aims to provide financial and moral support to fostered and adopted children, helping them fulfil their academic and sporting ambitions, giving them greater opportunity to achieve their own personal goals later in life. POP also aims to promote the benefits of fostering to the public at large.


Registered charity no. 1167772

Member since September 2020

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Genuine 5 Star Reviews for POP's Maths and English Tuition Programme 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genuine 5 Star Reviews for POP's Maths and English Tuition Programme  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Foster children have been especially disadvantaged during the pandemic, often havinga less than ideal environment in which to home learn.  To address that, POP has been running a specialisedMaths and Englishtuition programme for foster children since July 2020.  Very sadly we have seen differences of up to 4 years between some children's chronologicalage and their academic age.    We now have 15 children registered and agreement from the local council that they will take over the funding  assuming engagement and progress after POP's initial 6 months sponsorship for each child. 

The first students are coming to the end of their 6 months and we are delighted to say we are seeing rave reviews from their foster parents:

"School meeting recently was brilliant - school has seen a big change in his confidence."

"…seen a difference in attitude to learning - much more willing to learn and spends time revising for tests!"

In some cases even six months of a personalised tuition plan has seen an improvement of up to 3 years catch up.  Even serial school refusers are engaging.   Amazing. We are thrilled.

Please donate to help us continue to make such an important difference to these children's lives.   THANK YOU.

A big Thank You from a proud Graduate

A big Thank You from a proud Graduate

POP Charity

The contribution which the POP charity made towards my accommodation costs was really helpful, this was because I was then able to focus completely on me completing the remainder of all my coursework and being able to achieve the coursework to the best of my ability and therefore achieve my full Honours Degree in Agricultural Farm Management. So therefore having the financial help was so helpful, and I was able to concentrate and not have to focus on sorting out the finances myself while going through a tough time  having to complete all university work to a tight deadline. I would just like to thank you all so much for that opportunity.

Mark Wheeler

POP supports Royal Agricultural University of Cirencester Graduate

POP supports Royal Agricultural University of Cirencester Graduate

Nearly 50% of young people nationally attend Universities. For Foster Children that percentage drops to just 6%!

Power of Parenting seeks to address that disparity with financial support, bursaries and sometimes just help with the application.

This year we have helped one final year student (a care leaver) by providing him with rent to cover his accommodation costs when his final project ran over. His student digs contract at the Royal Agricultural University of Cirencester came to an end and he faced not being able to finish the degree in  which he had invested three years of his life. He was able to secure a room in hall over the holidays, we paid his rent, he did finish his project AND he is now a very proud graduate. And we at POP are thrilled to have been able to help in just a very small way.