Foster Care Transforming Lives

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A European network of fostering organisations, APFEL (Acting for the Promotion of Fostering at European Level) is holding its eighth European conference entitled Foster Care Transforming Lives in Edinburgh on 20 November, in partnership with The Fostering Network.

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019
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End time: 
Radisson Blu Hotel, EH1 1TH, Edinburgh Scotland


Aims and objectives

The Foster Care Transforming Lives conference will focus on three key aims:

  • How does the foster care system support children through childhood?
  • How does the foster care system prepare young people for adulthood?
  • How does foster care support relationships with birth families?


Download the full agenda here

Read our blog which provides a taster of what we’ll be exploring in the session on how to support children and young people leaving the care system.

This conference is open to all those with an interest in foster care. 


Members of The Fostering Network or APFEL: foster carers £50 + VAT fostering services £80 + VAT.

Non-members: foster carers £90 + VAT fostering services and others £120 + VAT.

Care experienced young people who would like to attend this conference please contact

Book your place

Book your place online or contact us to be invoiced: Please read our terms and conditions prior to purchasing your ticket.


Click here for information about the workshops, please choose one upon booking.


Please contact if you have any questions.