Our work in Northern Ireland
The National Foster Care Association of Northern Ireland merged with the National Foster Care Association to become the Fostering Network in 2000. Since then we have worked to support foster carers in Northern Ireland through projects such as Fostering Achievement as well as influencing policy makers on issues around fostering.
In 2006 the Government provided a £1.04 million grant to a partnership of the Fostering Network and Include Youth to set up and manage the Fostering Achievement project.
The project equips foster carers in Northern Ireland with the means to help children and young people:
- gain a sense of achievement
- realise their potential
- make their dreams come true.
This aim is being achieved on a daily basis throughout Northern Ireland with children and young people learning new skills, developing and enhancing natural talents, pursuing new interests, improving learning and gaining a real sense of self worth and achievement.
Fostering Achievement views education in its broadest sense and promotes learning and development in a variety of ways with great emphasis placed on both fun and safety.
For more information see the Fostering Achievement website at www.fosteringachievement.net.