Lorimer Fostering Events | Foster Care Fortnight
During this years’ Foster Care Fortnight™, the team at Lorimer Fostering will be helping to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers, particularly in the Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire areas. Come along to one of our Lorimer Fostering events to find out more about becoming a foster carer.
FOSTER CARE FORTNIGHT™
For those who do not already know, Foster Care Fortnight is a two-week campaign ran by The Fostering Network charity. It is the UK’s biggest awareness raising campaign for foster care. Each year both independent fostering agencies and local authorities help to support it. For almost 20 years, the campaign has helped to highlight the urgent requirement for more potential foster families to come forward. As well as displaying the commitment, passion and dedication of current foster carers.
According to Ofsted’s ‘Fostering in England: 2017-18’ annual report, as of 31st March 2018 there were 43,475 approved fostering households. This is a 1% decrease on figures from the previous year. The amount of approved foster carers has decreased year-on-year, facing another 1% decline in the most recent figures. Whilst this might not seem like a large number, this year has also seen a 4% increase in the number of children who are in the care of local authorities.
It is estimated that a further 8,100 foster families need to be approved across the UK over the next 12 months to ensure the needs of young people in care are met. This includes a particular need for more foster carers to look after sibling groups and teenagers.
LORIMER FOSTERING EVENTS
Come along to one of our Lorimer Fostering events on the following dates if you are interested in becoming a Foster Carer and would like to have a chat:
- Wednesday 15th May – Lorimer House, 2a Carrington Lane, Sale, Manchester, M33 5ND – from 5.00pm till 7.00pm
- Wednesday 22nd May – Lorimer House, 2a Carrington Lane, Sale, Manchester, M33 5ND – from 10.00am till 2.00pm
Here, you can find out more information and take a foster carer pack away with you to read. If you are unable to make any of the above dates then you can contact us by phone, leave your contact details and we will call you back or submit your full details.
We look forward to seeing you there!