Hello and welcome to the latest update from the policy and campaigns team at The Fostering Network.
Kathleen Toner is The Fostering Network's director in Northern Ireland. Here, as part of Foster Care Fortnight, she reflects on the impact that the foster and kinship foster families have on the lives of the children and young people in their care
There is currently a need for at least 8,100 new fostering families in the UK over the next 12 months to ensure that every child entering foster care can live with a family which meet their needs.
I love Foster Care Fortnight!
'You need a superhero in every family'…the insightful words of a five-year-old-boy, telling us how to make foster care the very best it can be.
Every 20 minutes a child comes into care in the UK in need of a foster family to look after them for as long as they need it – sometimes a few days, other times a whole childhood.
It's not every day your name is mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Lily Allen, Dame Jilly Cooper, and Princess Anne.
Picking up from where we left off on part one of our young champions blog, here’s Cherise and Jak talking about their experiences with the programme.
It's exam season! And with that comes, for many, a period of stress.
The great, late, Nelson Mandela once said that ‘the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.’ This is, of course true, but we like to think that young people are also the leaders of today which is why we have been so pleased to have had our young champions in Scotland come on board to influenc