Foster Care Fortnight
Foster Care Fortnight™ is the Fostering Network's annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering. It is the UK's biggest foster carer recruitment campaign.
Next year's Foster Care Fortnight will take place from Monday 12 to Sunday 25 May 2014.
Foster Care Fortnight™ 2013 - Get in the frame
This year we invited people to get in the frame to raise the profile of fostering during Foster Care Fortnight™ 2013 in May.
The fortnight was a great success, with over 1,000 pieces of media coverage, and hundreds of foster carers, fostering services, celebrities and politicians getting in the frame to highlight the need for around 9,000 new carers across the UK to provide loving and supportive homes for some of our most vulnerable children.
Placing fostering services, care leavers, foster carers and their sons and daughters, as well as prospective foster carers in the frame demonstrates what it takes to be a foster carer and will help encourage others to start their journey to becoming one.
Could You Foster?
If you are thinking about becoming a foster carer, Could You Foster? provides information on what fostering is and the type of children that need fostering. You can also find a fostering service near you to make an application or find out more about fostering in your area. Members of the Fostering Network can also join in the discussion with foster carers in our online community.