Foster Care Fortnight (10-23 May) is an annual campaign organised by The Fostering Network with the aim of raising the profile of fostering, acknowledging the incredible work of our existing foster carers and highlighting the need for more people to come forward as potential foster carers.
The theme of Foster Care Fortnight this year is #WhyWeCare and is about recognising the contribution of the whole of the fostering community following the most challenging year of our lifetimes.
Fostering offers children and young people a home when they are unable to live with their birth family. Sometimes children only stay with a foster family for a few days, while others will live with their foster family for their entire childhood and beyond. Many of these children have experienced abuse or neglect prior to coming into care. Fostering is often their first positive experience of family life.
Despite the trauma experienced by children coming into care and their difficult start to life, good foster care can help to transform their lives and enable them to flourish. Fostering offers children a safe and caring home and plays a big part in supporting them to maintain links with their birth family.
Foster carers come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a wide range of life and work experiences with them. They work as part of a team of professionals and receive training to develop the skills required to meet the needs of children in their care. Alongside this professionalism, they offer children love, warmth and stability. In return we can offer you:
✓ Excellent training opportunities
✓ 24/7 support
✓ Generous financial payments
Of course it’s not just financial rewards you’ll receive, helping to change the life of a vulnerable child and offer them a brighter future is priceless.
There will be challenges, but with the support and guidance you’ll receive from our fostering service, foster carers and other professionals, we will help you meet these challenges and you will gain tremendous satisfaction from having been an important part of a child’s life.
Interested? Get in touch to find out how we can support you on an exciting new journey.
📞 Phone 01753 690777
📱 Text FOSTER to 60066
💻 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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