foster care fortnight

Who needs to be fostered?

Children of all ages and backgrounds come into care requiring the nurture and support of a foster family. Whether it is for one night, a few weeks, or their entire childhood, it’s important to have enough foster families to look after these children and to meet each child’s individual needs.

By Foster Care Fo… on May,13th 2019

Becoming a foster carer

Currently 65,000 children in the UK are living with foster carers. Thousands more foster families are needed this year to give every child who comes into care a stable and loving home. If you think you have what it takes to change a child’s future, keep reading.

By Foster Care Fo… on May,12th 2019

What is fostering?

Fostering is one of several care options that offers children a home when they are unable to live with their birth family.
By Foster Care Fo… on May,10th 2019

Inspiring and informing

Welcome to Foster Care FortnightTM 2019 – the UK’s biggest annual fostering awareness campaign, developed and delivered by The Fostering Network.

By Kevin Williams on May,10th 2019

A fantastic two weeks of celebration

Proud to foster and proud to support fostering. Here is Kevin Williams, The Fostering Network's chief executive, closing statement as Foster Care FortnightTM draws to an end after two fabulous weeks.

By N B Lakhani on May,24th 2018

What to expect once you've become a foster carer

Fantastic, you’ve been through the process of pre-approval training, assessment and panel and now you’ve been approved as a foster carer. That’s great news. But what can you expect next?

By Daniel.Sinclairtfn on May,23rd 2018