Foster Care Fortnight takes place between 16-29 May 2016. The annual awareness raising campaign aims to encourage a diverse range of people with the right skills and qualities to foster to come forward to meet the needs of children in care.
With a shortage of 10,000 foster carers across the UK, more foster carers are needed to provide children with safe and caring homes while they are unable to live with their own families.
In 2014 the Fostering Network charity had their 40 year anniversary so you can imagine the celebrations that took place!
The focus of events during the fortnight are to encourage more people to foster and think about what it takes to give a child a loving home. The theme for 2016 is ‘Time to Foster, Time to Care’.
For more information about how you can get involved in fostering, or how you support the work of the Fostering Network go to the Foster Care Fortnight website.