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Young Advocates

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?
     

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Fostering Attainment and Achievement

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.

Improving Educational Outcomes

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.  

Foster Carer Exit Interview Toolkit

Project overview

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.
     

Fostering Kinship Support

Fostering Kinship Support is one of a range of innovative programmes that The Fostering Network runs to improve outcomes for kinship families.

For more information about Fostering Kinship Support telephone The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland on 028 9070 5056 or email Nikki Gregg

Step Up Step Down

Step Up Step Down is one of a number of innovative programmes run by The Fostering Network.

For more information about Step Up Step Down email Jade Irwin

For media enquiries regarding the programme email The Fostering Network’s media team or phone 020 7620 6441.

The Mockingbird programme

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.

Fostering Community Champions

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:

Fostering Achievement

Fostering Achievement was one of a range of innovative programmes that The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people.

​For media enquiries regarding Fostering Achievement email The Fostering Network's media team or phone 020 7620 6441.

Confidence in Care

English / Cymraeg

Confidence in Care is one of a number of innovative programmes that The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people. 

For more information about Confidence in Care email Elizabeth Bryan or ring 02920 440940.

For media enquiries email The Fostering Network’s media team or ring 020 7620 6441.

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