Foster Care Fortnight - recruitment and retention

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The pressure to recruit new foster carers is an ongoing challenge for fostering services. Last year, The Fostering Network calculated that over 8,100 new fostering families were needed. 

There has never been a more important time to raise the profile of fostering and to be clear what the specific need for new foster carers is in your area. Foster Care Fortnight is the perfect time to be generating more interest and better targeted enquiries from potential foster carers.

Part of that pressure of recruitment can be eased by retaining more of your existing foster carers. Foster Care FortnightTM is a great time to express your gratitude to your current foster carers and to make the feel valued.