Foster Care Fortnight 2016
Foster Care Fortnight is the Fostering Network's annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering. It is the UK's biggest foster carer recruitment campaign.
This year Foster Care Fortnight is scheduled to take place on:
Monday 16th May 2016 - Sunday 29th May 2016
This is later than usual because of the general election scheduled for early May 2015.
This year's theme is: Time to Foster, Time to Care.
The pressure to recruit new foster carers is ongoing. With reference to the fostering network, Fostering services recruited over 6,000 new foster carers in 2014/15, which was a great achievement.
However, this was a significant reduction on 2013/14 and fell far short of The Fostering Network’s recruitment target of 8,370. The challenge remains: The Fostering Network calculates that a further 9,070 fostering families are needed in 2016. Now is the time to foster…now is the time to care.
Can you think of a favourite time last year that you would like to share?
Could you make a connection and change a life?
Last year theme was make a connection and the theme for 2014 was ‘Can you guess who fosters?’
Click on the link below and have a guess who is a foster carer:
Guess Who Fosters
- What does a foster carer look like?
- What does it take to be a foster carer?
- What skills and qualities do I need to have?
Above are some common questions we get asked here at FSG.
Underneath the calm exterior, the people who join our agency are people like you and me whose main objective is caring for and supporting the needs of a child or young person.
We provide training and support 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our carers are trained and supported to care for vulnerable children in your local area.
Could this be you?
For enquiries, please call us on 08000 354 070.