What is Foster Care Fortnight?
Foster Care Fortnight 2016 will take place from Monday 16 to Sunday 29 May 2016. Foster Care Fortnight™ is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network. Established for almost 20 years, the campaign showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. It also supports fostering services to highlight the need for more foster carers.
Every 20 minutes across the UK a child comes into care in need of a foster family.
There is currently an urgent need for new foster carers in the UK. 9,070 new foster families are needed in the next 12 months alone to care for a range of children, with the greatest need being for foster carers for older children, sibling groups, disabled children and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
Many people would love to become foster carers but believe wrongly that they wouldn’t be accepted. In reality the main requirements we ask for at application stage are that you are over the age of 21 and have a spare bedroom.
Why Compass Fostering?
With Compass Fostering, you’ll be joining a team of professionals. We give carers the opportunity to build a career in fostering through training, mentoring, involvement in local support groups, recruiting other carers and developing a host of skills that enhance your expertise as a foster carer.
Our foster carers receive extensive support, generous allowances and everything they need to help children and young people find emotional stability and security. We know that while fostering is often highly rewarding, it can also be challenging at times: this is why we constantly look at new and innovative ways of supporting our carer families to minimise any challenges and support the placement.
Make Today Your Time to Foster!
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