Foster Care Fortnight 2023 is celebrated from 15th – 28th May.
This year the theme is #FosteringCommunties!
Foster Care Fortnight 2023 is a nationwide awareness-raising campaign, established in 1997 by The Fostering Network charity. The fortnight showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers and young people in care. It also supports services to highlight the need for more foster carers.
Community in the fostering world can be found in many different forms; through friends and family, the local community, peers, work and organised groups. We prioritise giving back to these communities to further champion our children in care and their carers. Strength in the community means better quality support and care for all.
Throughout the year, we get the opportunity to spend time with our carers and young people and listen to their experiences. Foster Care Fortnight gives us the opportunity to tell their stories to inspire others to learn more about fostering!
This year we were privileged to hear from some of our young people in care, who shared their advice to new foster carers about what helps them to settle into a new home.
These anonymous quotes have been made into images to be posted across our social media platforms over the next two weeks. Please make sure you like, follow and share to help spread the word about the amazing work that our foster carers do!
What activities do you have planned for Foster Care Fortnight? Don’t forget to use the official hashtag #FosteringCommunities on social media to share your updates with everyone taking part!