Time to Foster, Time to Care

16 May, 2016

Written by: Fostering and adoption team

Apprenticeships, jobs and learning > Children and young people > Fostering and adoption

Foster Care Fortnight 2016 takes place 16-29 May and aims to highlight the need for more foster carers.   9,070 new foster families are needed in the next 12 months across the UK to care for a range of children.

Time to Foster, Time to Care

What is Foster Care Fortnight 2016?

Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network.

This year it is taking place from Monday 16 to Sunday 29 May 2016 and aims to highlight the need for more foster carers; 9,070 new foster families are needed in the next 12 months across the UK to care for a range of children, with the greatest need being for foster carers for older children, sibling groups, disabled children and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

What is fostering?

Fostering is a way of providing a stable family life for children and young people, who are unable to live with their parents at a point in time. This allows children the chance to thrive in a safe, secure, loving and caring home environment with foster carers. The children and young people placed with foster carers are from a diverse range of backgrounds and will display different behaviour depending upon their various experiences.

What do foster carers do?

Being a foster carer isn’t easy. Carers may face some challenges but with the right skills, training, support and commitment, this experience could be rewarding. Lambeth need foster carers from all backgrounds to make sure every child is placed in the right home and family. You could be married, single, or have children of your own, as long as you have a spare room, can provide a secure and stable home and have the time to care for a child, fostering could be for you.

Interested in finding out more?

You are invited to attend one of our Fostering Fortnight Information Session at International House, Brixton on the below dates and time where you can talk to some of our foster carers and team members:-

To register for an information session or for further information on fostering you can email or call us on the details below:


We also have a number of fostering in Lambeth videos on YouTube.

1 Thought on “Time to Foster, Time to Care

  1. Ana says:

    There are families that can and would like to offer a secure and stable environment in which these children can feel safe, care for and thrive, but unfortunately do not have enough spare space to offer them.
    I think this is an important matter that the fostering agencies could consider when looking for families to foster.
    I am part of one of these families that are willing to help but that are not in the position to, as we are living already in crowded conditions.

    Wishing you all the best with your campaign.

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