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 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated!
If the person you have nominated is selected as a winner or is shortlisted, you will be informed by the end of August and will be given the opportunity to inform them yourself. Due to the high volume of nominations we receive, we are unable to inform you if your nomination is unsuccessful.
About the awards
The Fostering Excellence Awards shine a spotlight on some of the incredible foster carers, care experienced young people, sons and daughters, social workers and others in the fostering community. Scroll down to see all of the award categories below.
The ceremony will take place in the autumn. We want to make sure everyone can safely participate in the celebrations and so will be holding the awards online.
Read about last year's ceremony and find out about our winners 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 (supported by The Exilarch's Foundation)
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. Selected from eligable nominations for 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.
For further information about the Fostering Excellence Awards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.