Foster Care Fortnight

Foster Care Fortnight: 9th – 22nd May 2022

By May 2, 2022 May 9th, 2022 No Comments

Foster Care Fortnight 2022: #FosteringCommunities

We’re supporting this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign to celebrate and give thanks to our current foster carers, and also encourage anyone thinking about fostering to get in contact with us.

Local foster families are needed to help care for children in Falkirk, with the greatest need being for foster carers for older children, sibling groups, disabled children and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Running from Monday 9 May until Sunday 22 May, the theme this year is ‘fostering communities’, which helps to shine a light on the many ways people across the fostering community support each other.

Fostering Communities

They say it takes a village to raise a child and that is certainly the approach we take here in Falkirk. We understand that while that while fostering brings great joy, it is important that our Foster Carers have a community to support them – both through their journey to become foster carers and on the more challenging days.

All our Fostering Families have a social worker who is there to offer advice, guidance and support and help foster carers develop their skills and confidence in the role.

We a very fortunate to have a great bunch of foster carers across Falkirk, who are always happy to buddy up with new foster carers and to welcome them into our Foster carers peer support group. Our foster carers tell us that they also have a great network of informal support, where they can reach out to each other for advice or just a listening ear, from someone who understands the reality of fostering.

We are also thankful to foster carers children, grandchildren, friends and neighbours who support our foster carers and welcome children into their lives, creating a hugely supportive fostering community in Falkirk.

If you are interested in becoming part of our foster carer community, please get in touch with the team to find out more and start your journey.

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