During Foster Care Fortnight 2015, The Fostering Network will be celebrating the lives of children and young people in foster care, care leavers, and foster carers and their families with a series of celebration days.
We will be shining a light on each of the four nations in which we work, and we will be sharing blogs, tweets and pictures telling the stories of fostering in those countries. During the fortnight we will also look at how sport, faith, the arts, sexual orientation, education and much more adds to the diversity of fostering, in addition to specific days where we’ll celebrate the achievements of young care leavers.
Jackie Sanders, director of public affairs at The Fostering Network, said: “This year’s campaign is all about making a connection with foster care. We want to use Foster Care Fortnight to celebrate all that people bring to our community, so that people can understand what fostering really brings to the children and young people who are in foster care right across the UK.”
You can contact your fostering service to find out what is happening in your area this Foster Care Fortnight. Take part in the charity’s social media campaign by printing off the ‘my connection to fostering’ placard, taking a picture and posting it on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #FCF2015 between 1-14 June.
You can also support Foster Care Fortnight by signing up to the Foster Care Fortnight Thunderclap.