We asked our members for images that they felt summed up fostering, or some aspect of fostering. We had a fantastic response with many really lovely photos. Here are a selection of the submissions we received.
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Colin Turner is the Director of The Fostering Network in Wales and himself a foster carer. He has written this blog for FCF20.
Almost three quarters of the children in care looked after away from home are in foster care, and that is one reason why raising awareness of the phenomenal contribution of the fostering community is so important. And that’s where Foster Care FortnightTM comes in…
Emma Newey has been the recruitment and engagement officer for the fostering team at Bury Council for eight years. In this blog Emma writes about their ambassador scheme and how it benefits the service, foster carers and children in foster care.
Kathleen Toner is the director of The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland and has written this blog for Foster Care Fortnight 2020
Every day 55,000 foster families across the UK are offering 65,000 fostered children and young people a loving, secure and stable home, and this commitment from foster families is ongoing during the coronavirus outbreak.
The UK’s leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, is using this year’s Foster Care FortnightTM to raise awareness of the extraordinary dedication and work of foster carers at this time, while calling for more people to come forward to foster.
This is my fifth Foster Care Fortnight as chief executive of The Fostering Network, and each year I like to kick off the campaign by thanking all those involved in fostering for the vital role they play in the lives of children in foster care.
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The theme for this year's campaign was This Is Fostering to convey a varied and authentic picture of the contributions of the people involved in fostering and how foster care transforms the lives of children and young people across the country.
We want wider society to understand and value fostering and the positive difference it can make to young people’s lives and we hope this increased awareness will build support for fostering, challenge stigma surrounding children in foster care and encourage more people to consider fostering.
Ahead of Foster Care Fortnight 2020 (11-24 May 2020) we are asking everyone with a connection to fostering to send us photography submissions which we may then select for an exhibition during the two-week campaign.