Politicians, councillors and representatives from across the fostering sector will be joining the Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford AM, at a Senedd reception held by The Fostering Network to celebrate the role of foster care on Fostering in Wales Day, Friday 12 June.
The Fostering Network, as part of The Alliance for Children in Care and Care Leavers, has called for a clearer definition of what care in England aims to achieve with the launch of its New Vision.
An inspirational foster carer from County Tyrone, who is carrying on her family tradition of fostering, was been awarded the 2015 Foster Carer of the Year award, sponsored by Centra, at The Fostering Network Northern Ireland’s Foster Carer of the Year Awards ceremony on Friday 5 June.
As part of their 90th anniversary celebrations, the generous people at Lyons Holiday Parks, who own eight stunning parks throughout North Wales, are offering 90 free holidays to foster carer members of The Fostering Network.
Superstars from the world of sport have thrown their support behind foster carers this Foster Care Fortnight 2015, and called for people to come forward to see if they have the skills needed to foster.
The Fostering Network has worked alongside the NSPCC to create new guidance supporting foster carers to keep children in their care safe from abuse.
The Scottish Government’s acting minister for children and young people, Fiona McLeod, has given her backing to foster care across the country as we celebrate Fostering in Scotland day this Foster Care Fortnight 2015.
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.
The Fostering Network is thrilled that award winning singer, and son of foster carers, Gareth Gates is supporting Foster Care Fortnight 2015. Gareth, a long-term supporter of the charity, is currently touring the UK.
Two in five (40 per cent) fostered teenagers are already living with their third foster family since coming into care, according to a new survey of foster carers released today (1 June) by The Fostering Network.