The Fostering Excellence Awards are the UK’s most prestigious foster care awards. They celebrate outstanding achievement in fostering and recognise those who make exceptional contributions to foster care every day.
Nominations for the Fostering Excellence Awards 2019 are now open!
Nominate a foster carer, social worker, son or daughter, or young person with experience of foster care, and help us shine a spotlight on some of the incredible people in fostering.
Nominations close at midnight on Friday 7 June. Winners and their nominators will be invited to a special awards ceremony on Wenesday 23 October 2019 in London. For further information or queries about the Fostering Excellence Awards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about last year's awards here.
There are three award categories overall which include a total of nine awards:
Open for nominations
celebrates the achievements of a young person who has succeeded against the odds on their journey through foster care - open to 16-24 year olds with experience of foster care.
Outstanding Achievement in Education
celebrates the achievements of a young person who has been in foster care and has succeeded in education - open to 16-24 year olds with experience of foster care.
Outstanding Contribution to Foster Care
Open for nominations
Outstanding Contribution by a Foster Carer
(supported by The Mortgage Brain) recognises a foster carer/s or family and friends foster carer/s who has made an exceptional contribution to foster care - only open to members of The Fostering Network.
The Jon and Kathy Broad Award (supported by Jon Broad)
recognises the outstanding work of a foster carer who specialises in fostering children and young people with learning disabilities - the winner will be selected from relevant nominees of the Outstanding Contribution by a Foster Carer Award.
Outstanding Contribution by a Social Worker
recognises a supervising social worker or a children's social worker who has made an exceptional contribution to foster care - only open to members of The Fostering Network.
Outstanding Contribution by Sons and Daughters
(supported by Williams Giles) celebrates a son, daughter or sibling group, aged 18 or under, who have gone the extra mile to support their parents or the young people in foster care with their family - only open to children of members of The Fostering Network.
Selected by The Fostering Network
Fostering Community Supporter Award
recognises a person or group of people who have given their time and effort to promote or support fostering.
Fostering Friendly: Employer of the Year Award
recognises a fostering friendly employer who has supported foster carers in their employment.
celebrates people who have made an extraordinary contribution to foster care.