Foster Care Fortnight 14 to 27 May 2018

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

Running for almost 20 years, the campaign showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers.

Local authorities across the country will be holding events and raising awareness during the fortnight to encourage more people to come forward and consider fostering.

Bristol has around 700 children in care and we are always in need of more foster carers.

There are a number of ways in which you, the public, can help during the fortnight.

  • Like our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Share posts and events to your connections.
  • Use the national hashtag #Proudtosupportfostering or #FCF18
  • Pledge your support to fostering by taking an image of your or your families hands and upload to social media using hashtag #theirfutureourhands. Be as creative as you like!
  • You can also download a placard from Fostering Network to upload a picture of yourself holding it on social media

Find out from Fostering Network about some more ways to help Bristol City Council reach more foster carers for children in need of stability and care. You really can make a difference to a child’s life.

If you are interested in finding out more about fostering why not come along to one of our FCF18 Roadshow venues during the week and talk to a foster carer and experienced staff member or call us on 0117 3534200 or email

You can also find out more about fostering on our webpages.