Foster Care FortnightTM is The Fostering Network's annual campaign to raise awareness of the transformational power of fostering and to celebrate the fostering community.
Foster Care Fortnight 2021 will be taking place from 10-23 May.
The theme for the fortnight will be #WhyWeCare. This theme was decided upon through consulting with foster carers and care experienced children and young people from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
The Fostering Network wants the whole fostering community, from foster carers to fostering services and care experienced children and young people, from fundraisers to campaigners, and everyone in between who cares about the lives of children in care to step up and tell the world #WhyWeCare.
You can get your tickets to the Foster Care Fortnight Recognition and Remembrance event for foster carers and fostering services here.
Throughout Foster Care FortnightTM we aim to help and encourage wider society to understand and value fostering and the positive difference it can make to young people’s lives. We hope this increased awareness will build support for fostering, challenge stigma surrounding children in foster care and encourage more people to come forward to foster.
Ultimately we want to create the momentum for change, both inside and outside of the fostering community, that we know is needed to make foster care the very best it can be.
Every year we work in conjunction with our members (foster carers and fostering services), supporters and partners to raise awareness of the importance of fostering and the fantastic contributions of everyone involved in fostering across the UK.
We have a range of downloadable resources such as placards, graphics and social media assets to help you promote the campaign. Click the button below to access them.
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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?
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