The Fostering Network runs a campaign to celebrate the vital contribution that the children of foster carers make to foster care.
This weekend a party was held for all our Worcestershire Fostering foster families and to recognise the important role foster carers birth children play in fostering.

The party included face painting from Funky Faces, a giant bouncy castle, toys and activities from Wise Owl Toys along with refreshments and of course cake! As a final sign of appreciation, there was a presentation of certificates to say thank you to each child, along with a much appreciated party bag.

Foster carer and ‘Home for Good Worcestershire’ lead Joy Pollock, who led organising the event said, “I am delighted to be involved in the planning of these events as I get to say a massive thank you to not just my kids but lots of birth children who are so giving of themselves. Sharing their parents, their toys, their home and their hearts.”

This year The Fostering Network are also running a competition until 31st October: #OurGreatestMemory.

The competition is all about children and young people living in fostering households (either sons and daughters of foster carers or fostered children and young people) sharing a memory in the form of a video, drawing or photo, which encapsulates a special, and significant moment in time for them from their fostering journey: https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/ourgreatestmemory-entry-form

To mark the end of the month long campaign, our Fostering Team are inviting all our birth children and their families to an outdoor activity afternoon during the half term break. An opportunity once again to acknowledge and praise our unsung heroes of Fostering. If you are one of our foster families and would like to come along please get in touch on: 0800 028 2158 or email: fostering@worcestershire.gov.uk