As part of our ongoing efforts to have children with disabilities fostered into families, Stephanie Bishop and Elise Lazell spent a week in Belarus last month. They are both senior social work managers from Essex County Council. They delivered training to professionals working in foster care and to existing foster families. They took part in a very fruitful round table discussion with the Director of Education for Gomel Region and others responsible for foster care. And in Minsk they met representatives of the Ministry of Education, the National Adoption Centre, UNICEF and the British Embassy. This was Stephanie and Elise’s first visit to Belarus, but we hope it will not be their last! We are very grateful to the British Embassy for funding the visit and the training programme.