Foster Care Fortnight™ is The Fostering Network's annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how foster care transforms lives. Foster Care Fortnight 2022 takes place from 9-22 May.
Foster Care Fortnight™ is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network. Established in 1997, the campaign showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. It also supports fostering services to highlight the need for more foster carers. Thousands of new foster families are needed every year to care for children, with the greatest need being for foster carers for older children, sibling groups, disabled children and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
Running from Monday 9 May until Sunday 22 May, our theme this year is ‘fostering communities’ and we will use the campaign to shine a light on the many ways people across the fostering community support each other.
Throughout the fortnight, The Fostering Network will be running events, sharing content on our social media channels and making as much noise as possible about the transformative power of foster care, and we want you to get involved too.
Whether you’re a foster carer, a social worker, young person or supporter of foster care you are part of a community making a real difference to the lives of young people, and we want to celebrate the impact you all have.
How to get involved
Join the conversation
Use #FCF22 and #FosteringCommunities on social media to join in with the campaign, sharing your stories and experiences of how the fostering community has supported you, or what fostering means to you and your community. Resources are available here to help you get the word out.
Fundraise and donate
The Fostering Network works hard to influence change, promote fostering and provide support, and every donation we receive helps us to continue this work. Join in with Foster Walk, or make a donation to support our work.
Join an event
The Fostering Network is hosting a number of events for our members throughout the fortnight, which you can find out about and register for via our website – we hope to see as many of you as possible!
If you have any queries about Foster Care Fortnight please contact FosterCare.Fortnight@fostering.net