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Foster Care Fortnight 2020

Foster Care Fortnight and Sunbeam Fostering Agency

Foster Care Fortnight™ is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network. Established in 1997, the campaign showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. It also supports fostering services to highlight fostering in their local area and the fantastically positive impact fostering is making to the lives of children and young people, including sibling groups, those with disabilities and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. Foster Care Fortnight receives around 900 pieces of media coverage each year, and The Fostering Network is delighted to receive the backing of celebrities and politicians from across the UK who lend their support to our campaign (The Fostering Network).

We are excited to announce that Sunbeam Fostering Agency is taking part in this fostering campaign. The campaign is usually takes place in May every year. The campaign has different theme every year. Its main focus is to highlight the real-life contributions of those involved in foster care.

Foster Care Fortnight is an annual event which takes place in May. It is something that Sunbeam Fostering Agency enjoy getting involved in. The campaign helps to demonstrate all the hard work and commitment that our fantastic foster carers put in each and every day. The fortnight also allows us to get involved with different activities and have a different theme each day. During the campaign every year year, we are presenting an array of different subjects around fostering and Sunbeam Fostering Agency. Sunbeam Fostering Agency is usually running competitions for foster carers and children and young people.

We understand that this year the campaign is due to be slightly different due to the current covid-19 pandemic. However, we are looking forward to getting involved online and sharing some great content with you!

There are several ways to get involved in Foster Care Fortnight 2020. It might be simply wearing a sticker or use Twibbon or you might want to take a placard picture or organise a fundraising event or pass on the message to others, whatever you want to do we’ll support you.

If you are interested in getting involved or have any ideas you would like to share, we would love to hear them. Please contact our recruitment team on 02087 990 930or send us an email at recruitments@sunbeamfostering.comand a member from our team will get back to you shortly! 

Don’t forget to tag us in any social media posts so we can share!

Testimonials

This job is probably one of my favourites. Every day is different, every day has new challenges and every day has new rewards. It’s not always easy but each challenge you go through with the child bonds you and makes you both stronger for each other.

Foster Carer
Foster Carer

We have been fostering for the last 8 years and feel proud to be a part of the Sunbeam family. At the beginning, we thought it’s a tough job, but the skills to foster initial training and the whole assessment procedure to become a carer was interesting, and it gave us both a broad insight into both the tough and rewarding side of what we were likely to encounter.

Hannah and Kashif
Hannah and Kashif

“Fostering is a rewarding experience as it allows you to actually make a difference for a child/young person. I feel happy being able to make such a difference whether it is for one day or several years.”

Asma
Asma

“When they told me that I had been approved for fostering, well I just cried. I was an emotional wreck and was so happy that I just couldn’t hold back my very, very, happy tears.”

Karen Thorn
Karen Thorn

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