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Every 20 minutes a child comes into care. #WhoCares?

Every 20 minutes a child comes into care. #WhoCares?

During your lunch break, or the time you spend checking Facebook, another child will come into care.

That child needs someone who makes them feel safe and secure, who supports and helps them, and who loves them.

Right now, that child is thinking: ‘Who cares?’. And you can change their life by saying: ‘I care.’

And that’s the basis for our new, 2-minute video. Watch it now:

In the next 2 weeks, 1,008 children will come into care

We’re at the start of Foster Care Fortnight, an annual campaign organised by The Fostering Network, the UK’s biggest fostering charity. From 16th to 29th May we’re participating in this national drive to recruit foster carers – people who are loving, supportive and want to make a difference.

During these 2 weeks, 1,008 children will come into care in the UK. These children aren’t numbers. They’re individuals yearning for help and support and love. Which is why we need you.

Stand up and say: ‘I care’

Do you watch The Only Way is Essex? Star Debbie Douglas has been a foster carer for more than 20 years. I love this quote from her:

‘You don’t have to be a superhuman, you just need to be loving, understanding and resilient. Becoming a foster carer can be daunting but it’s something that many people would be capable of doing. I urge anyone who thinks they have the skills and personality to make a positive impact on these children’s lives to talk to their fostering service about becoming a foster carer.

Stop thinking, just do it and pick up the phone. Being a foster carer is knowing that you’ve made a difference.’

The first step is a chat to discuss what’s involved in fostering

There’s no obligation or pressure – it’s a way for you to speak to a social worker about everything from placement types to support to payment, so you can decide if it’s right for you.

Join the group of incredible people who take this first step during Foster Care Fortnight. This first 5-minute chat could a child’s life (and yours).

Call us on 0845 074 0076 or send us a message and we’ll respond quickly.

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Posted on 23 May 2016

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