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
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. Given the current difficult and unsettling situation, this year’s thank you seems more relevant than ever.