What A #FosteringFortnight!
What a couple of weeks! In case you missed it, we’ve had a great #FosteringFortnight, celebrating all of our superhero carers, and everything they do! Here’s a recap on what we’ve been up to at this busy time.
We’ve always known our foster carers are very special people – this just lets us show off what they do in a visual way! This image is important – it’s been a way for us celebrate the hard work of all our carers, and spread awareness about what they do. Take a look here.
We unveiled something brand new: our wonderful new animation! As you’ll see, it’s important to remember that being a superhero doesn’t just mean being able to fly or juggle cars. It also means making a meaningful difference to a child’s life. So check out Sammy, our very own foster child hero, and the brighter future that her fostering placement brings to her.
Our amazing Youth Ambassador, Emily Raby, wrote a very helpful post with the best tips and tricks for writing that all-important first CV. We’ve always believed foster kids deserve the very brightest future they can have, so expect more of this!
We also achieved the ISO9001, from the British Assessment Bureau! This means our provision of care maintains the sky-high standards that we’ve been building from the very beginning. Seeing official recognition from professional bodies makes it all worthwhile: this will only help us continue providing incredible fostering services!
We also had a great Coffee Morning on 6th June, and really enjoyed meeting more of our community, as well as a few interested newcomers to fostering. So you can expect more events like this to come! Just make sure you join us for more of the same next year.
We care so that you can.
But there’s more to superheroes than just what you see on the big screen. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need super strength or flying powers to make a positive impact in the world. As part of the amazing Fostering Fortnight campaign, we want to raise the flag for fostering and make sure that we are shouting from the rooftops about life as an incredible foster care superhero.
And that’s where you come in.
To highlight the need for more foster carers, we created Sammy, our very own foster child hero. With the care, love and encouragement of her foster care superhero, Sammy enjoys a season of true hope and joy, and the chance for a brighter future.
Perpetual Fostering promotes the provision of safe, stable placements – both short and long term – for children and young people, and with a national shortage of foster carers in the UK, we need people like you to rise up to the cause. We believe that everyone has the ability to help make a difference in someone else’s life, so if you’re interested in making a change and would like to find out how to become a foster care superhero, get in touch with us today.
Please join us over the the next fortnight and help us share our Fostering Fortnight video and meme – let’s put superhero foster carers firmly in the spotlight!