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.
October 25 2023
Activities to Help Children Manage Anger
Discover six therapeutic activities you can use to help the child in your care express their feelings of anger while developing their emotional regulation skills too.
October 12 2023
Talking to Children About War & Conflict
Learn about "remote exposure" and how war can indirectly affect young people in care. Plus, how to talk to children about war and conflict.
September 11 2023
Bedroom Ideas for Foster Parents
As a new foster parent, you might wonder how to make the bedroom good enough. Use the ideas listed below to ensure your first foster child enjoys their new room.
August 16 2023
Why Matching is So Important in Fostering
Why does the matching process matter so much in foster care? There are numerous compelling reasons, and we're here to share them with you. Keep reading to find out.
July 12 2023
Preparing for Exams with a Foster Child
If a young person in your care is taking exams this year, then here are some practical ways that you can support them.
Ready to start your fostering journey?
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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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