Fostering February events- Dispelling the myths of fostering

Thursday 24 March 2016

The National Fostering Agency is delighted to be supporting Fostering February, a campaign aiming to raise awareness about what foster caring involves, alongside dispelling some of the myths and misconceptions which surrounds it.

No matter where you are in the country, there is someone near you making a difference to children and young people’s lives by offering them the love and everyday human needs they deserve- things which most of us take for granted.

So why couldn’t it be you? Fostering February is all about learning more about the facts and becoming properly informed on how to become a foster carer; for example, did you know you don’t need to own your own home or be married to become a carer?

If you are thinking about life as a foster carer, the campaign takes time to answer your questions, and pushes to find out if you could make an amazing difference on a young person’s passage to adulthood

Start your fostering journey today

We are holding a number of special Fostering February events over the next few weeks and we welcome anyone interesting in fostering to come meet us.

Click on an event closest to you to find out more.


3rd & 17th February – Bournemouth – Haskins Garden Centre, Longham, Ferndown, Bournemouth, BH22 9DG from 9.30am-11.20am

4th February – Warrington – National Fostering Agency, 920 Birchwood Boulevard, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 7QS from 11am – 1pm

5th February – South Queensferry – Tesco, Ferry Muir Road, Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9QZ  2.30pm – 3.30pm

6th, 12th & 20th February – Southampton – The Coffee Shop Hilliers Garden Centre, Woodhouse Lane, Botley, Southampton SO30 2EZ from 10.30am – 12.30pm each day

10th February – Hitchin – Hitchin Youth Trust, 111 Walsworth Road, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 9SP from 10am – 12 noon

10th & 24th February – Bournemouth – Giraffe Restaurant, Tesco Extra, Castle Lane Tesco, Bournemouth BH7 7DJ from 9.30am – 11.30am

18th February – Lowestoft – NFA Office, 2 Quay View Business Park, Barnards Way, Lowestoft, NR32 2ND from 10am – 11am

26th February – Edinburgh – Morrisons, Gyle Shopping Centre, South Gyle Broadway, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH12 9JU 10am – 1pm

26th February – Manchester – The Factory Youth Zone, 931 Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, Manchester, M9 8AE from 6 – 8pm

26th February – Norwich – Norwich City Football Club, Holiday Inn, Carrow Rd, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1JE from 11am – 1pm

26th February – Leeds – Leeds United Football Club, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES from 11am – 2pm