This year Foster Care Fortnight™, the UK’s biggest fostering campaign, will run from Monday 13 to Sunday 26 May.
With more and more children coming into care in need of a stable foster home, and with the numbers rising for a sixth year in a row, the Fostering Network is asking people to ‘Get in the frame’ this Foster Care Fortnight™ and consider becoming a foster carer. The need is greater than ever.
Figures published by the Fostering Network have shown that over 9,000 new foster families are needed in 2013 alone.
If more people don’t come forward to foster it will be even harder for fostering services to find the right homes for children, who will suffer even more disruption and trauma than they already have as a result.
Media coverage can really help to raise awareness, so if you want to cover the campaign the Fostering Network can provide news and exciting opportunities for real life story features. Plus expert comment pieces/editorial copy and case studies of foster carers and young people who have grown up in foster care. The Fostering Network can also provide spokespeople with national and regional expertise on a variety of issues involving foster care.
People who want to find out more about fostering should contact their local fostering service, call Fosterline on 0800 040 7675 or visit www.couldyoufoster.org.uk