Fostering Excellence Awards

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.

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 this year's winners here.

Award categories

There are three award categories overall which include a total of nine awards:

Outstanding Achievement

Open for nominations
 

  • Outstanding Achievement
    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 (sponsored 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 (sponsored 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 (sponsored by Williams Giles)  
    celebrates a son, daughter or sibling group, aged 18 or under,
    .


Fostering Supporters

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.

  • President’s Award
    celebrates people who have made an extraordinary contribution to foster care.
     

Further information

For further information about the Fostering Excellence Awards, please email awards@fostering.net.

Thank you also to our sponsors Partridges for their support.

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