Supporters announced for 2018 Fostering Excellence Awards


The Fostering Network is delighted that the 2018 Fostering Excellence Awards, which celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement in fostering, are once again supported by Dreams, Britain’s leading bed specialist.

We are also pleased to announce that the following organisations are supporting individual awards.

  • Dreams are also supporting the Outstanding Achievement Award which celebrates the achievements of a young person who has succeeded against the odds on their journey through foster care.
  • The Exilarch's Foundation are supporting the Outstanding Achievement in Education Award which celebrates the achievements of a young person who has been in foster care and has succeeded in education.
  • The Mortgage Brain are supporting the Outstanding Contribution by a Foster Carer Award which recognises a foster carer who has made an exceptional contribution to foster care.
  • Jon Broad is supporting the Jon and Kathy Broad Award which recognises the outstanding work of a foster carer who specialises in fostering children and young people with learning disabilities. 

In addition, the awards are supported by Fostering Live and Partridges.

Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network, said: 'We are delighted to welcome both new and established supporters for this year’s Fostering Excellence Awards, the leading celebration of foster care in the UK.  We would like to thank all the supporters because their contributions enables foster carers, children and young people, social workers and others from across the fostering community to come together to celebrate the transformational power of foster care.'

​The Fostering Excellence Awards 2018 will take place in London on 24 October and will include a welcome reception hosted by foster carer Debbie Douglas and her daughter Lydia Bright.

Find out more about the awards.