It is the start of Foster Care Fortnight; the Fostering Network’s annual campaign, which recognises the importance of fostering and how this transforms lives.
The campaign highlights the fact that 9,070 new foster families are needed in the next 12 months alone to care for a range of children. The greatest need being for foster carers for older children, sibling groups, disabled children and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.
The theme of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight is ‘Foster Care Transforms Lives’. Being a Foster Carer is a rewarding career that makes such a difference to the lives of many children. Two of our foster children have shared what it is like to be in foster care, and what life is like with their foster carers:
Thank you to Kirsty aged 15 and Michael aged 16, for sharing such lovely words with us!
Foster care not only transforms the lives of young people, it also transforms the lives of foster carers and their families who put themselves forward to care for children in need of a loving home. If you would like to know more about becoming a foster parent or providing long-term foster care, get in touch with a member of our team on 0800 369 8513.
September 25 2019
Fostering When You Have a Child – Why You Should Consider it!
Fostering when you have a child of your own living at home can be an enriching and rewarding experience that your whole family benefits from.
December 13 2018
How To Encourage Learning Over Christmas
Christmas can provide many opportunities for our children and young people to practice the skills they have been learning at school.
December 7 2018
10 Ways to Make a Foster Child Feel Special at Christmas
As the festive season approaches, our foster carers share their tips on how to make a foster child feel special and part of the family at Christmas.
December 6 2018
How You Can Help Your Child Deal with Frustration and Anger
Many of the children and young people coming into care suffer from severe emotional delays, often due to their past experience of neglect and abuse.
April 11 2018
How to Prepare for Your First Foster Child
Read some advice from our foster carers on how to prepare for the arrival of your first foster child.
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You can get in touch by filling out our online enquiry form with any queries that you may have.
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