Foster Care Fortnight 2012 takes place from Monday 14 to Sunday 27 May.
Foster Care Fortnight is the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and is the UK’s biggest fostering recruitment campaign.
The Fostering Network estimates that every 22 minutes a child comes into care and needs a foster family and suggests that at least 8,750 new foster families are needed in 2012 alone. A new website: www.22minutes.org.uk has been launched especially for Foster Care Fortnight, which contains 22 inspirational films about fostering.
To celebrate Foster Care Fortnight, The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) has launched a new film to help recruit more foster carers to provide families for the growing number of children in care across the UK.
The film, made in partnership with the BBC Outreach volunteer initiative, shares the stories and experiences of real foster carers giving a true insight into the challenges and the rewards of fostering. To see the video click here.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster carer please visit the Could You Foster website.