Spread the word: Foster Care Fortnight 2019, 13-26 May #changeafuture #FCF19

NIROMP are keen that we join together in celebration of Foster Care Fortnight 2019 – a chance to recognise the brilliant work so many foster carers do.

One of the aims of Foster Care Fortnight 2019 (#FCF19) is to raise the profile of fostering and the difference foster carers can have on a child’s life.

IROs recognise the huge potential foster carers hold to #changeafuture. Foster care is at the heart of our care system and foster carers can make a huge difference to a child’s life, but we need for more of them.

Thousands of new foster families are needed every year to care for children and we know that the greatest need tends to be for foster carers for older children, sibling groups, disabled children and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Foster Care Fortnight 2019 gives us a chance to recognise the secure love and care that foster carers can provide to a child. We also know that many foster carers feel their lives have been positively transformed by the children and young people they care for.

We are calling on IROs to please help spread the word about the difference made to children’s life chances and choices. Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to find out more about fostering. Anyone can apply to be a foster carer.

For more information please download: Becoming a foster carer

Contact your local council if you’re interested in fostering.

For more stories and experiences of life in foster care, visit IMO (‘in my opinion’), a peer-led platform for children in care and care leavers.

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