For next year’s campaign we will be turning the media spotlight on fostering by encouraging people to put themselves in the frame and start the journey to becoming a foster carer.
To bring the campaign to life, we’ll be placing foster families, celebrities and politicians throughout the UK in our picture frame, and sharing the photos through media, social networks and online to raise awareness of the urgent need for more people to foster.
We will also be encouraging fostering services to put their foster families in their own picture frame to acknowledge the outstanding contribution they make and to demonstrate the skills and qualities needed by potential new carers.
James Foyle, recruitment and retention consultant at the Fostering Network, said: “This year’s theme, Get in the Frame, will encourage more people to foster and get them thinking they have what it takes to offer children a loving home and are ready start the journey to fostering.
“The theme is also designed to provide fostering services throughout the UK with the opportunity to highlight their need for more foster carers in a visually strong and universally applicable way. We want as many fostering services as possible to join in with the theme to make the campaign a real success."
Foster Care Fortnight 2013 will be held from 13 to 26 May, and the Get in the Frametheme will be introduced to fostering services at the Fostering Network’s workshops in York, Birmingham and London.
At the workshops we will be showcasing all the opportunities for fostering services to put themselves and their fostering families in the frame, creating a buzz in local communities and online to aid their recruitment activity.
More details on the workshops and how to book your place are available on this website.