February is traditionally the month we dedicate to raising awareness around the reasons people become a foster carer.
Faces of Fostering is our theme for 2024 and lifts off with a series of powerful photographs, many of which have been taken by children and young people. Through these, you’ll be introduced to foster carers and the people who support them. Alongside, you’ll be able to learn more as, in their own words, our carers tell their stories: who they are, and why they foster.
Like Alison, who was compelled to foster after 3 of her 4 grown-up birth children left home for university.
And Liz, who knew she wanted to become a foster carer from a young age.
Their stories will inspire you to find out more and you can do this by attending one of the online or in-person information events taking place throughout the month.
What people who become foster carers have in common is that they want to have a positive impact on children’s lives. If this sounds like you, you’ve ticked the first box!
If you’d like to find out more, come to our exclusive online event on Thursday 29th February at 7pm and chat with some of our Faces of Fostering in an online discussion. Our foster carers will be sharing more about their own experiences and available to answer your questions. Get the link to join this event or submit your questions by emailing the team at [email protected].
You might also like to attend an online information session with other potential foster carers. Throughout February, our local fostering teams will be putting on more of these friendly, informal sessions. You can find the details of these sessions on our events page.
As the largest independent fostering agency in the UK, we work alongside local authorities to provide care for children who can’t live at home through no fault of their own. Dozens of children enter the care system every day, but there’s a chronic shortage of foster carers in every region. This means that many children are waiting to find a place where they can thrive.
If you can, help us inspire more people to consider fostering. Look out for Faces of Fostering campaign on social media. Like and Share our posts with your followers and friends, and tell them about our information sessions and Meet the Faces of Fostering event.
Living my best life: Liz’s Story Liz features in our Faces of Fostering Campaign