Our work in Wales
The Fostering Network opened its Wales office in 2003. Since then we have worked to support foster carers in Wales as well as influencing policy makers on issues around fostering. In addition to our work campaigning to improve foster care, we run a range of projects and host events for foster carers across Wales.
Support Care Network
Our Support Care Network provides a way for anyone interested in the principles and practice of support care to get and share information. Find out more about the Support Care Network.
Fostering Communities is a three- year project funded by the Big Lottery. It aims to help foster carers feel less isolated by giving them networking and support opportunities. It also aims to help them develop their skills as advocates for foster care and will promote the involvement of foster carers and fostered children in designing and planning fostering services. To find out more, contact Maria Boffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Cardiff office on 02920 440 940
We are currently running a project looking at the role of foster carers in supporting education. Our recent report, Fostering higher education: success in Wales, looked into this issue and we are producing a range of resources to support foster carers and fostering services including our toolkit. To find out more about this project, contact Jodie Trotman at email@example.com or call the Cardiff office on 02920 440 940.
This is an 18 month Wales wide project, funded by Children in Need, aiming to provide care experienced young people with an opportunity to have their say, improve participation in LAC Reviews and deliver learning and skills gained to other looked after children as well as sons and daughters of foster carers with an opportunity to realize and produce information on how to keep themselves and others safe on-line, looking particularly at social media and the impact of sharing information on those who are fostered, their families, their friends and indeed those who are fostering.
For further information about this project, please contact Kathryn Jarrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Cardiff office on 02920 440 940.
A community fundraising workshop
The Fostering Network Wales needs your help if we are to work most effectively for you and the children you look after in foster care. We will shortly embark upon a major community fundraising programme, and need enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers to secure donations – and raise awareness - through events and collections. There’ll also be the opportunity to recruit and manage volunteer fundraising groups across Wales. Our volunteers and volunteer co-ordinators will get all the information, training, and support they need to make a real difference to Foster Carers and looked after children. You’ll have a lot of fun, make friends, enjoy some amazing experiences, and learn some new skills.
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Education and the looked after child seminar
We are offering a unique opportunity for foster carers in Wales to join us and explore the resources available to support, inspire, equip and empower you as a foster carer and the children you look after. Find out more about this event.