This May has a lot going on…
3 bank holidays
Star Wars day
The Coronation of our King
And… FOSTER CARE FORTNIGHT | 15th – 28th May
For those new to Fostering, Foster Care Fortnight is an initiative created by The Fostering Network to highlight the extraordinary work that Foster carers and their families provide our society. It’s a fabulous opportunity for fostering facilitators such as The Children’s Family Trust to showcase the work we do alongside our group of incredible carers. Ultimately, with the aim of proving to those that can, that fostering young people in their homes can be a huge opportunity for personal development aswell as changing the path for many children and their families who need extra support to ensure they thrive in life.
This year’s theme is #fosteringcommunities
A component of the initial assessment to become a foster carer regards a persons support network, the people you can fall back on when the going gets tough. Those individuals who don’t necessarily sign up for fostering but are along on the journey through the passions of those close to them.
This year is all about celebrating the network that helps foster carers maintain their all-important role.
The Fostering Network is also bringing back its Foster Walk campaign, an opportunity for foster families, facilitators and care leavers to show their support in the community by walking 80,000 steps, representing each child in the care system.
Each of our teams across England will be out and about, walking the walk to showcase The CFT’s dedication to all the children in our care past, present and future.
And if you’ve been supported by The CFT as a foster child, birth child, foster carer or part of the wider fostering community we’d love to hear from you!
If you’d like to join us on our foster walk, keep your eyes peeled for our locations and times and we’ll see you there!