Foster Care Fortnight 2024

Foster Care Fortnight graphic. Fostering moments.

Foster Care Fortnight™ is The Fostering Network's annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how foster care transforms lives. Foster Care Fortnight 2024 took place from Monday 13 May - Sunday 26 May. This year’s theme was #FosteringMoments. 

We celebrated the moments that define fostering journeys, big and small. The moments that built confidence, made young people feel safe and created memories.

Throughout the fortnight people across our Lancashire fostering community shared the moments that have mattered to them. For our foster carers, this was the moment they were approved as a foster carer, or the moment a young person in their care hugged them for the first time. We want to show that every moment matters in fostering. 

Here is what a few of our foster carers said about their memorable moments (*children's names have been changed to protect their identity):


Fiona shares her best #FosteringMoments with her foster son.

"My favourite moments are seeing all of my foster son's achievements and breakthroughs, seeing him gain confidence and learning to relax within our family."

At school he wrote some lovely words about his foster family, "Family is happiness, I love living here a lot."


Matthew and Rachel care for *Jackson, aged 14 and have shared #FosteringMoments supporting his passion for football. "Jackson is a very talented football player and works hard training twice a week after school and playing for two teams at the weekend. His excitement, the smile on his face, and the sense of achievement he got from the experience made it all worthwhile."



Andy had cared for *Reece, aged 5 for a few months when he left a note on the kitchen side. It reads: "When I first came to live with Andy and Bernie I was scared because I didn’t know them but now I love them so much I call them mum and dad."

"There were a few happy tears that night! We found this overwhelming, this one little handwritten note meant so much and made us realise the importance of fostering and how rewarding it can be."


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We'd love to know more about you and how you can support a child.

There is no typical foster carer – we need people with stability, love and resourcefulness who can help a child with whatever needs they may have.

Get in touch today to find out how you can make a positive difference to a child near you and give them the best start in life.

We welcome applications from all parts of our diverse Lancashire community. Whatever your race, gender, sexuality, living arrangements, faith, age and employment status we want to hear from you. You'll need to be over 21, and living in or close to Lancashire.

If you'd like any more information, give our friendly team a call on 0300 0190 200 or use our enquiry form.

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