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!
We hope you’re enjoying our fun, superhero meme, but in case you haven’t seen it, have a look at that nice big image above! We’re thrilled with it – it represents an important belief of ours: that is, every foster carer with us is a real life superhero.
This is because we appreciate the amazing effort that everyone brings to our fostering family.
The timing is just as important – #FosteringFortnight is underway. This is a very special time to celebrate our carers and spread general awareness about their efforts.
Check out our meme on Facebook and Twitter, and please do share it over your social channels to help to spread awareness among your friends, families, colleagues, and anyone else who might be interested in fostering services. This would really mean a lot to us, especially because we’re planning a coffee morning particularly for new or potential foster carers – more about that very soon here on this blog. But if you’re in the Lancashire region, just be sure to keep Saturday 6th June free!
We just have one question for our readers: are you confident that you could be a foster carer one day? And if so, when? Remember that it all comes down to your temperament, willingness to learn, and ability to work together with us as a team! From the start, everyone is a beginner, with plenty of questions – the answers only ever come with time.
So over the next fortnight, keep an eye on our social media channels and what we share: you’ll see that it is possible to become a superhero, and to change a young person’s life.