Children’s minister in England, Edward Timpson MP, has thanked the sons and daughters of foster carers, and the services who support these young people who make an invaluable contribution to fostering, during The Fostering Network’s Sons and Daughters campaign.
Children and families minister, Edward Timpson, said: “Growing up with over 80 foster brothers and sisters, I know all too well the important role foster carer’s children play in welcoming a new child into their home – creating countless childhood memories and helping them settle in to what must be a strange, but loving, new world. I also understand just how hard it can be when someone who has become a part of your family leaves.
“This makes the constant and dedicated support from fostering services all the more valuable, especially during the challenging times. And so I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you for everything you do, every day, to make a difference to the lives of fostered children.”
The Fostering Network runs the Sons and Daughters campaign every October, to highlight and celebrate the role that foster carers’ own children play within fostering. This year we are delighted that award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson is judging our writing competition for the sons and daughters of member foster carers and the fostered children who live with them – winners to be announced in November.
Find out more about the sons and daughters campaign on our website and speak to your fostering service about how they’re getting involved. You can also join us at our Walk the Difference fundraising walk across London this Saturday.