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The Fostering Network runs a range of projects and programmes to improve outcomes for fostered children and young people, as well as to improve the fostering experience for children, young people, foster carers and their families.

This page highlights a number of projects which have recently come to an end.

Fostering Achievement was a programme in Northern Ireland, running from 2006-2018, that worked with foster and kinship carers as primary educators to improve educational outcomes for looked after children in foster care. After twelve years Fostering Achievement came to an end in March 2018 and was replaced by Fostering Attainment and Achievement.

Read more about Fostering Achievement

Fostering Community Champions in Scotland was an exciting four-year project, which started in 2014, that aimed to improve the outcomes of children in care by reducing the isolation experienced by many foster carers and helping young people to use their experience of foster care in a positive and meaningful way. During the project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, we trained and supported 48 volunteers, including 36 foster carers and 12 young people.

Read more about Fostering Community Champions

The Fostering Network was awarded funding by the Big Lottery Fund, to support Walking Tall, a two-year project which aimed to provide opportunities for primary school aged children in foster care and the children of foster carers that made their voices heard and enabled them to reach their full potential - to help them 'walk tall'.

Read more about Walking Tall