I recently read an article on the Fostering Networks blog and the opening lines really struck me.

“I am grateful to those people who, already open up their homes and commit themselves to provide care and support for some of our most vulnerable children.”

These were the words of Aileen Campbell, a Member of Parilament in Scotland.
You can see the full article here.


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Scotland’s children minister Aileen Campbell has backed the Fostering Network’s Foster Care Fortnight 2014 campaign, which starts next Monday (12 May).

Scottish Government minister for children and young people, Aileen Campbell MSP, said: “I am grateful to those people who, already open up their homes and commit themselves to provide care and support for some of our most vulnerable children.

“I fully support this year’s Foster Care Fortnight Campaign – which aims to encourage even more people, from a wide and varied range of backgrounds, to consider whether they too could provide a safe, supportive and secure family life and give a brighter future for those children, by applying to become a foster carer”…

Picture and content courtesy of The Fostering Network – https://www.fostering.net/news/2014/scottish-minister-supports-foster-care-fortnight#.U3JD3R9lTNU


Recently, our staff were at a recruitment event in Upton Park, where we also had the opportunity to meet (and take a picture with!) Stephen Timms, the Labour MP for the East Ham constituency.

We got to meet lots of potential new foster carers, and as always, seeing members of the public smile and commend us, and our carers on the great work that is carried out is always a breath of fresh air!

Feel free to get in touch if you would like information on fostering, or check out some in touch our other events on our calendar.

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