Foster Care Fortnight, the annual campaign organised by The Fostering Network took place 10-23 May 2021. This year the theme was ‘Why we care’ and the aim was to increase awareness of fostering and to encourage more people to become foster carers. We are held three special online events in Ealing during the fortnight. You can find out more about Foster Care Fortnight on The Fostering Network website.
LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2021 took place 1-7 March this year. The annual campaign was organised by New Family Social and the aim was to encourage more LGBT+ foster carers and adopters. New Family Social is a charity led by LGBT+ adopters and foster carers and they provide a wealth of support and advice. You can find out more about LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week here.
Safer Internet Day 2021 took place on 9 February. The annual event encourages organisations and individuals to consider the role they can all play in helping to create a better and safer online world for children and young people. The theme this year was ‘An internet we trust – exploring reliability in the online world’. You can find out more about Safer Internet Day here
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been changes in the way services can be delivered. Virtual information sessions have been introduced so people can find out about fostering, meet the team as well as foster carers and ask any questions, from the safety of their own homes. Details of upcoming sessions can be found on the events page.