News & Updates

13/05/19


Foster Care Fortnight is an annual campaign aimed at raising the profile of fostering and to show how foster care can transform lives. Foster Care Fortnight is also the biggest foster care recruitment campaign in the UK. There are over 8,000 new foster families required in the next year to help care for a range of children and young people. The greatest need is for foster carers for older children, disabled children & sibling groups. Foster Care Fortnight is taking place from the 13th to 26th May 2019.

Find Out More About Fostering
Every year, tens of thousands of children across the UK need foster carers while they can’t live with their own families. That means thousands of new foster carers are needed every year. Could you be one of them?

Who Can Become A Foster Carer?
Foster carers can be any gender or sexuality, from any culture or religion. It doesn’t matter if your single, married or living with your partner, your background should not prevent you from becoming a foster carer. Find out more here.

The Impact Foster Carer Can Have
Being a foster carer comes with complexity and breadth, you are being a carer for a child. It’s a complex, professional role and being called a foster carer is a small but significant way of recognising that. Foster carers provide an important role that is unique to a child’s life. Find out more here.

What to Expect Once You've Become A Foster Carer
It’s likely that you will have to wait a while before the first child comes to live with you. You will likely be looking after children who have experienced trauma and require a specialised approach to their care. You might find that the behaviours are more challenging than those of other children you know, so good emotional resilience will be needed.

If you would like to show support via social media, then the main two hashtags for Foster Care Fortnight are #changeafuture and #FCF19. If you're not a foster carer already, could you consider becoming one? Contact Us today.