Foster Care Fortnight runs from 14th to 27th May 2018. This annual campaign, organised by the Fostering Network, aims to raise the profile of fostering and recruit more foster carers.
Thousands of children throughout the UK are in need of a safe, stable home while they are unable to stay with their parents for varying reasons. Foster homes are needed for stays ranging from a one-night emergency placement to longer-term care that could last for months or years. Over the next 12 months in the UK, it is estimated that 7000 new foster families will be needed to meet this growing demand.
On 14th May, the campaign will launch with a Thunderclap (a coordinated mass social media posting). Supporters can help spread the word about the need for foster carers and the goals of Foster Care Fortnight by using the hashtag #FCF18 on social media. Foster carers, in particular, are asked to share their love of the role by using the hashtag #ProudToFoster when telling their story or sharing photos.
If you would like to support Foster Care Fortnight and help to raise awareness about the need for foster carers or would like to learn more about becoming a foster carer yourself visit www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk for more information.