Foster care fortnight
Many people joined us on our national road show last year and used their artistic skills to help us highlight the shortage of foster families in the UK, why not come and join us again this year?
During Foster Care Fortnight (Foster Care Fortnight is a campaign run by the Fostering Network), Action for Children is highlighting the shortage of over 9,000 families across the UK by asking you to come along to our national road show.
Artist, Scott Walker has worked with young people in foster care from around the UK to create some amazing superhero artwork. Come along to the road show to view the artwork, meet Scott and get arty, while making your own superhero masks.
The event is part of the Foster Care Fortnight campaign which highlights the ongoing crisis in the care system, and the urgent need for people to come forward to foster some of the most vulnerable and neglected children who cannot stay with their birth families.
Action for Children hopes the event will also get people thinking about becoming foster carers. Fostering Director John Downing said: "So many people have the skills and qualities to be amazing foster carers. We make sure they recieve extensive training and ongoing support to meet the needs of the children and young people they foster. They will also be recognised as professional carers and recieve a professional fee. It's a great way to help turn a child's life around."
Caroline Allen, a foster carer with Action for Children Wales, said: "We decided to start the fostering process when our three birth children were ready to be part of a fostering family. Since fostering, we have welcomed many children into a safe and fun environment, in which they can re-live a lost childhood. We have never regretted our decision to foster through Action for Children and as a family we look forward to doing so for many more years, making long term friendships in the process."
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Want to find out more?
To find out more about Action for Children's fostering services please call us on 0845 200 5162 or use the link below to complete our online form.