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Celebrating Foster Care Fortnight 2023

This week sees the annual return of Foster Care Fortnight, a campaign to raise the profile of fostering. This year's theme is Fostering Communities to celebrate the strength and resilience of fostering communities and all they do to ensure children are cared for and supported to thrive.

May 15 2023 - 5 min read

Today kicked off Foster Care Fortnight, the UK’s biggest foster care awareness campaign. Run by the UK’s leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, the campaign aims to shine a light on the incredible work foster families do in transforming the lives of children and young people.

Every year, thousands more foster families are needed up and down the UK to provide a safe and loving home to vulnerable young people. With a national shortest of foster carers, especially those who can care for siblings groups and teenagers, we are urging more to think about whether they can open their heart and home to welcome a child in need.

Fostering Communities

This year’s theme for Foster Care Fortnight is Fostering Communities, and community is what our whole service is built on here at FCA Scotland. Our Team Parenting approach centres children around a team of support, with people who are all committed to helping foster children have the happiest, healthiest future. When you foster with FCA Scotland, you’ll be part of a large, supportive community which has achieved outstanding outcomes for children and young people.

To provide a home for just one child is one of the most enriching and rewarding decisions you will ever make. That’s why it’s so important to hear from those who have experienced it, and hear all the joy they get from helping a child thrive.

Hear from our foster carers on how they are transforming children’s lives….

Hear from Foster Carer Linda: 

Foster carer Linda from North Lanarkshire shares her fostering highlights over the past 18 years, and the support she’s had with FCA Scotland.

"Fostering was something I could do whilst working from home. I thought I’d give it a try all those years ago, and fast forward to today and I’m still doing it!”

Hear from Foster Carer Denise: 

Meet Denise, a foster carer from Fife who left a career in education to dedicate the last 13 years to providing looked-after children with a happy, caring, and loving home.

"After seeing children from all walks of life, I just thought I could do something better than to just educate these children; I can give them a happy, caring, and loving home.”

Are you thinking of fostering?

Download the FCA’s complete beginner’s guide to fostering a child. Find out more on how to foster a child and the process involved.

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