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 2023 will take place from 15-28 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 15 May - Sunday 28 May 2023, our theme this year is #FosteringCommunities.
You may remember that last year's campaign also followed the #FosteringCommunities theme. We received a huge amount of positive feedback from members, who felt the theme gave them many opportunities to shine a light on fostering. For this reason we decided to carry the theme over to Foster Care Fortnight 2023 and can't wait to see how our members showcase it.
Whether you’re a foster carer, a social worker, young person, Fostering Friendly employer or supporter of foster care you are part of a community making a real difference to the lives of young people, and we want you all to get involved in the Foster Care Fortnight celebration.
You can see what events are taking place around the UK here - joining instructions are provided on each event listing.
Access our Foster Care Fortnight 2023 resources here.
If you would have any queries about Foster Care Fortnight please contact FosterCare.Fortnight@fostering.net