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Celebrating Foster Care Fortnight 2023

This week sees the annual return of Foster Care Fortnight, a campaign to raise the profile of fostering. This year's theme is Fostering Communities to celebrate the strength and resilience of fostering communities and all they do to ensure children are cared for and supported to thrive.

May 15 2023 - 5 min read

Today kicked off Foster Care Fortnight, the UK’s biggest foster care awareness campaign. Run by the UK’s leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, the campaign aims to shine a light on the incredible work foster families do in transforming the lives of children and young people.

Every year, thousands more foster families are needed up and down the UK to provide a safe and loving home to vulnerable young people. With a national shortest of foster parents, especially those who can care for siblings groups and teenagers, we are urging more to think about whether they can open their heart and home to welcome a child in need.

Fostering Communities

This year’s theme for Foster Care Fortnight is Fostering Communities, and community is what our whole service is built on here at FCA. Our Team Parenting approach centres children around a team of support, with people who are all committed to helping foster children have the happiest, healthiest future. When you foster with FCA, you’ll be part of a large, supportive community which has achieved outstanding outcomes for children and young people.

To provide a home for just one child is one of the most enriching and rewarding decisions you will ever make. That’s why it’s so important to hear from those who have experienced it, and hear all the joy they get from helping a child thrive.

Meet our FCA Midlands Team 

Registered Manager, Kate Taylor and the Midlands team are calling out for foster parents and staff to show their support and celebrate fostering communities

Kate explains: “Our whole service is focused on the needs of children and young people we look after, so we’ve built up a strong framework of support around them. Our fostering communities do so much to ensure children are cared for and supported to thrive.”

Meet foster parent Debbie from the Midlands who has been fostering for 4 years

Debbie, a FCA foster parent from the Midlands shares her fostering highlights and advice for anyone who is considering fostering.

“We always say it’s the best thing we ever did. I would say if someone thinks yes I can do this, then go for it! It’s opened up a whole new world for us.”

Are you thinking of fostering?

Download the FCA’s complete beginner’s guide to fostering a child. Find out more on how to foster a child and the process involved.

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