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, foster care for 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.
June 23 2022
Fostering and Birth Children – FAQs and Advice
Fostering while you have birth children might concern you. Hopefully, the answers to these frequently asked questions will put your mind at ease.
June 9 2022
How to Tell Your Spouse You Want to Foster
Fostering is a caring and wonderful pursuit. You need both spouses on board, though, so here’s how to tell your spouse you want to foster.
June 2 2022
Ayeisha McFerran foster story - Be inspired to care
Olympic Hockey star Ayeisha McFerran opens up about her childhood in foster care and hopes that the support she has received throughout her life inspires others to get into fostering.
May 27 2022
Five Fostering Myths Debunked
We're on a myth-busting mission to dispel some of the commonly held myths surrounding fostering in a bid to encourage more people to consider fostering.
May 19 2022
Tips to Make Your Foster Child’s Birthday Special
Having a foster child is a fantastic experience. So, how do you make your foster child’s birthday special? Read on for some tips.
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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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