This week marks the start of Foster Care Fortnight, and Trust Fostering is using the annual event to urge people to think about whether fostering could be the right life-changing opportunity for them.
Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness campaign, delivered by foster charity The Fostering Network. It takes place this year between Monday 11 May and Sunday 24 May.
Trust Fostering, part of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is looking for more foster carers to come forward and help transform children’s lives. In Doncaster, there are currently around 500 children and young people cared for in the borough and the reality is, that there may be more children needing our support.
The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘This is Fostering’ aims to highlight the real-life achievements of those involved in foster care. Throughout the fortnight Trust Fostering will be sharing insights from its foster carers and support team on their Facebook and Twitter account @TrustFostering
Katie Fisher, Trust Fostering Team Manager said: “We’re still recruiting new foster carers and need their support as much as ever.
“We know becoming a foster carer can be daunting, but when you foster with us you aren’t alone you will become a part of our big fostering family with experienced social workers and carers with you every step of the way 24/7.
You can be single, married, from a same-sex family or retired to foster with the Trust who deliver fostering services on behalf of Doncaster Council. Trust Fostering provide bespoke high-quality training and offer opportunities for carers where many go on to make long-term friendships.
To find out more about fostering visit www.trustfostering.co.uk or call 0808 129 2600