Foster Care Fortnight 2018

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Foster Care Fortnight™ is The Fostering Network's annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care transforms lives. It is also the UK's biggest foster carer recruitment campaign.

Foster Care Fortnight 2019 will take place from 13 to 26 May.

What is Foster Care Fortnight?

Foster Care FortnightTM is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network. Established for almost 20 years, the campaign showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. It also supports fostering services to highlight the ne ed for more foster carers. Over 7,000 new foster families are needed in the next 12 months alone to care for a range of children, with the greatest need being for foster carers for older children, sibling groups and disabled children.

Foster care transforms lives

The overarching message of Foster Care Fortnight is 'foster care transforms lives'.

We are passionate about the difference that foster care makes to the lives of fostered children and young people, and Foster Care Fortnight is an excellent opportunity to showcase that difference. But foster care doesn't just transform the lives of the young people who are fostered, it also has the power to change the lives of foster carers, their families and all those who are involved in fostering. Along with fostering services, we use Foster Care Fortnight to share the stories of people who have had their lives transformed by foster care, and by doing so to raise the profile of fostering and the need for more foster carers.

Foster Care Fortnight 2018

Thank you to everyone who got involved in Foster Care Fortnight 2018. 

Millions of people were reached with the #proudtofoster and #proudtosupportfostering message via social media, and the campaign received almost 900 pieces of media coverage.

Foster Care Fortnight 2018 photo gallery

Thank you

One of the aims of Foster Care Fortnight is to thank the 55,000 foster families across the UK. During Foster Care Fortnight 2018 had a number of letters and messages from government ministers:

Nadhim Zahawi, Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, England

Maree Todd, Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Scotland

Huw Irranca-Davies, Minister for Children and Social Care, Wales

Huw Irranca-Davies,Y Gweinidog Gofal Cymdeithasol a Phlant

Seán Holland, Chief Social Work Officer for Northern Ireland

Kevin Williams, Chief Executive, The Fostering Network

Find out more about becoming a foster carer

Every year, tens of thousands of children across the UK need foster carers while they can’t live with their own families. That means thousands of new foster carers are needed every year. Could you be one of them?

Find out more about being a foster carer

Make a donation to support Foster Care Fortnight

Your donation allows us to help raise awareness of fostering and the need for more foster carers. However you choose to support our work, thank you.

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