Jacqueline Wilson proud to support The Fostering Network and Foster Care Fortnight 2015

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This Foster Care Fortnight, as we celebrate the role the arts play in the lives of fostered children and young people, The Fostering Network's Ambassador and celebrated children's author Jacqueline Wilson is calling on everyone to consider their connection to fostering and whether you could be one of the more than 8,300 new foster carers who are needed in 2015.

I am proud to be supporting The Fostering Network and Foster Care Fortnight 2015. I hope that if you've ever considered fostering before, you will make this the year you make that life-changing decision. Think about it, talk about it, and apply to become a foster carer - and if you haven't considered it before this could be a wonderful new direction for your future, a remarkable and special profession.

For years I looked after Tracy Beaker in her special world, and through her have met lots of wonderful children, and know of thousands of others living in Tracy's situation in real life. They all need those special foster carers to step forward - just like Cam - and help them through their childhoods and beyond. There is always a need for people ready to open their hearts and their homes. There is nothing more special or worthwhile than positively changing the life of a child.