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Foster Care Fortnight 2024

The Fostering Network’s annual campaign which recognises the tireless work of foster carers who improve the lives of children in foster care is about to begin. 

Known as Foster Care Fortnight, the event gives the chance for the foster community to share the moments that have mattered to them. Whether you are a foster carer or a young person who has been fostered, the experiences you share through the hashtags #FosteringMoments and #FCF24 are set to have a wide audience reach. 

Providing you the opportunity to connect with others in the foster care network, Foster Care Fortnight is all about shining a light on the importance of fostering in the UK. 

For those new to Foster Care Fortnight, here are the full details including how to take part in this year’s event. 

What is Foster Care Fortnight? 

Foster Care Fortnight is a UK-wide campaign held annually to raise awareness about the importance of fostering. The aim is to encourage individuals and families to consider becoming foster carers through sharing positive experiences about the impact that fostering can have. In particular, there is a shortage of foster carers in the UK which is why events such as Foster Care Fortnight are so important to raise awareness. 

Who runs Foster Care Fortnight?

This event is hosted by The Fostering Network. They are highly passionate and committed to supporting foster carers and have successfully run this campaign for almost 20 years.

This campaign became so popular that annually, Foster Care Fortnight receives over 1,000 social media posts from foster families, celebrities and politicians from the UK who show their support. For 2024, we’d like you to join them! 

When Is Foster Care Fortnight 2024? 

Foster Care Fortnight 2024 will take place from Monday 13 May – Sunday 26 May 2024. The theme of this year’s campaign is #FosteringMoments

Get involved in Foster Care Fortnight 2024

  • Share your social media posts with #FosteringMoments or #FCF24 in the caption
  • Share your story with your Supervising Social Worker so that they can directly post it on their social media platforms
  • Raise awareness among your friends regarding the importance of foster care parents’ involvement
  • Get involved in fundraising events to motivate people to donate to foster care agencies.

Who can participate in the Foster Care Fortnight 2024 Campaign?

Participation in this campaign is open to anyone who wishes to share their experiences as members of the foster care community. We encourage you to share your personal stories to help each other in enhancing the quality of life for foster children and teenagers.

Thinking of becoming a foster parent? 

We are always looking for new foster parents. There is no age limit to become a foster parent as long as you have a spare room and are passionate about providing a loving home for a child that needs it. 

If you don’t know what type of fostering is best for you, see all the options available through Match Foster Care. We will provide a comprehensive range of support to help you become a foster parent, plus guide you throughout your fostering journey. 

Match Foster Care has locations across the West Midlands. Get in touch with our team to learn more about becoming a foster carer. 

Also be sure to tag us (MatchFosterCareUK on Facebook or @matchfostercare on Instagram) in your #FosteringMoments posts if you are taking part in Foster Care Fortnight 2024.