This page was last updated on 27.04.21
The UK’s leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, is calling on those with the right skills and experience to consider becoming a foster carer this Foster Care FortnightTM (10 – 23 May).
With over 8,600 new foster families needed across the UK in 2021, becoming a foster carer could be the ideal opportunity for those with the right skills to give back to their community and make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people.
Join The Fostering Network for a special event during Foster Care Fortnight to recognise the contribution of the foster community during the Covid19 pandemic, and to remember those within the community who tragically lost their lives.
Once you have signed up, you will be sent a link on the day of the event to join in the evening.
Foster Walk is The Fostering Network’s flagship fundraising event. Each year the fostering community comes together to put in a monumental effort in increasing the awareness of fostering and raising funds to help make foster care the very best it can be. And of course, it’s a great way to celebrate fostering with other foster families, friends and supporters too.
Join us for an online event to discuss the past, present and future of Foster Care and its invaluable role in our modern society.
The spring of 2020 saw large protests around the world under the banner of Black Lives Matter following the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Black Lives Matter has been a movement since 2013 and continues to build social and political awareness on a global level seeking to bring an end to the racism, inequality and injustice in society. It is important to recognise that it is also a precursor to numerous social and political campaigns, events organisations and legalisation throughout the 20th century.
Our State of the Nation research acts as a yard stick for progress in key areas of foster care from one survey to the next.
By identifying the issues affecting those working in the fostering sector every day, we are able to provide a reliable snapshot of fostering in the UK and understand where improvements need to be made.
Our foster carer survey covers topics including:
Our virtual tour of the UK starts at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, and ends in Trafalgar Square, London.
Along the way we visit Belfast, follow the Ayrshire coastline, stop off in Glasgow and Edinburgh, trek down to Newcastle and along the length of Hadrian’s Wall. We’ll pass through the Lake District and make our way to North Wales, where we pick up the Offa’s Dyke route, stop off in Cardiff, then cross the Severn Bridge before making our way to Winchester and on to Eastbourne, via the South Downs trail, where we will make our final turn for our destination.