Foster Care Fortnight 2021 resources

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.

We have developed a range of resources to support you to promote Foster Care Fortnight and raise the profile of fostering.

Download the resources below and let's tell the world #WhyWeCare.

Please note: Foster Care FortnightTM is trademarked, so please make sure you use the correct name (not, for example, Fostering Fortnight). Please remember to tag The Fostering Network in when talking about Foster Care Fortnight on social media and use the hashtags #WhyWeCare and #FCF21.

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Share our social media graphics

Share our graphics on social media and include the reasons why you care about fostering in the post. 

Print our placards

Print the placard at home and write in the reasons why you care about fostering. Take a photo and share on social media!

Update your social media headers

Update your social media headers during the fortnight to spread awareness.

Add a twibbon

Add the twibbon to your Facebook and Twitter profile picture to spread the word about fostering. Download the English twibbon or Welsh twibbon and follow the online instructions.

Share a video

Whether you're a foster carer, a young person, a fostering service staff member or simply a supporter of fostering, why not film a short clip of yourself sharing why you care about fostering. Remember to tag in The Fostering Network so we can see your messages and include the hashtags #WhyWeCare and #FCF21.

Exclusively for fostering service members

As well as the resources listed above, we have some additional resources exclusively for our fostering service members.

Log in to the website to see the resources here.