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.
The Fostering Excellence Awards 2019 took place in October. Read more about 2019's awards here.
Nominations for 2020 will open in the spring. For further information about the Fostering Excellence Awards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.