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…
Programmes and Projects
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Calling 16- to 25-year-olds!
- Would you like to be a young advocate and join an exciting new project with The Fostering Network?
- Do you have experience of care?
- Have you been a part of a fostering family?
- Are you passionate about change?
- Would you like to share your experience to help inform others?
Fostering Attainment and Achievement is one of a range of innovative programmes that The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people.
For more information about Fostering Attainment and Achievement telephone The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland on 028 9070 5056, email our Northern Ireland office.
For media enquiries regarding Fostering Attainment and Achievement email The Fostering Network's media team or phone 020 7620 6441.
Why do we need to support the education of fostered children and young people?
The Fostering Network believes that it is vital to support the education of fostered children and young people because the available evidence shows that children who are looked after generally have lower attainment at school than other children.
The Foster Carer Retention Project aimed to support fostering services to:
- capture all of the reasons why foster carers leave their fostering service
- identify the optimum timings for processing exit interviews
- identify any themes as to the reasons why foster carers choose to leave
- create a robust process for future exit interviews
embed learning to enhance retention and subsequent recruitment of foster carers.
The introduction of the Mockingbird Family Model to the UK is one of a number of innovative programmes that The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people.
Foster carer champions
This exciting project offered a unique service to foster carers in Scotland.
Foster carer champions are experienced foster carers with an excellent ability to listen to and support carers who may be experiencing problems or just need some one to talk to. Champions have expertise in a wide variety of areas, such as: