who needs fostering

Who needs fostering?

Every 20 minutes a child comes into care in the UK in need of a foster family to look after them for as long as they need it – sometimes a few days, other times a whole childhood.

By Daniel.Sinclairtfn on May,13th 2018

Fostered to football

The Fostering Network catches up with Ricky Weir, former Players Footballer of the Year in the Jersey Premier League and current founder and chairman of the Jersey2Africa4Football initiative. We follow Ricky's journey from foster child to working with English Premier League footballer Victor Wanyama (pictured below), as he gives some encouraging advice for prospective carers as well as children going into or currently in care.
By N B Lakhani on January,26th 2018

The best days of my life

Leah shares her story of foster care, being separated from siblings and how her foster carers have supported her.

By DavidEggboro on January,5th 2018

The Wexsteen Chronicles

How two care experienced sisters shot for the moon with their very own fashion brand.

This Christmas, The Fostering Network is delighted to be collaborating with Wexbaby, a clothing line that uses fun art concepts to put a smile on children’s faces. Founders Ettie and Sally Wexsteen speak about their experiences in foster care and how they made their dreams come true.

By N B Lakhani on December,12th 2017