Celebrating foster carers’ children throughout October

Son’s and daughter’s month

To kick off the first series on our shiny new website this October we’re celebrating foster carers’ children with Son’s and Daughter’s Month from the Fostering Network.

The fostering network sets out annually to celebrate the children of foster carers and their integral role in the fostering household.

We want to give them a voice and highlight the small gestures that make bringing a foster child into the home so much easier. Being a role model, a peer, a friend, a shoulder to lean on, a shoulder to cry on, a confidant and a reassuring presence; the role of foster carer’ children. in the lives of foster children can be truly exceptional and deserves celebration!

Andrew Turner awards

At The CFT, our Andrew Turner Award celebrates the achievements of carers’ own children and foster children. Each year, £5,000 is reserved to honour former chairman and trustee Andrew Turner who over decades of services contributed to making the Trust what it is today.
The award recognises the skills and talents to build the self-confidence of youngsters looked after by The Children’s Family Trust.

Nominations are welcome no matter how big or small the achievement may appear and we welcome any nominations via our website and directly to CEO Marina Mulholland who personally reviews every nomination.

Be on the lookout throughout October as we celebrate the hard work of our carer’s children and the impacts they make on the new additions to their family home.

Share your stories with us!

If you have a story to share, get in touch via our contact form or use the hashtag #SADM22 on Twitter and Instagram – don’t forget to tag us @Fostering_CFT so we can share it on our profiles.

Do you have an idea to improve inclusivity?

The Fostering Network is also looking for a more inclusive term for the celebration month, that includes children and young people who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ Community.

If you can contribute to the discussion, use sonsanddaughters@fostering.net to share your ideas.

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