#changeafuture this Foster Care Fortnight

Published: 13 May 2019

Foster Care Fortnight kicks off on Monday (13 May) and we are calling on Hertfordshire residents to think about whether they could make massive difference to the futures of children and young people by becoming foster carers.

The theme for this year’s campaign aims to inspire potential foster carers by getting them to think about the moments in their lives, which changed their future. For instance, a teacher telling you how good you were at something that is now your career; a relationship which led you to move; or a trip overseas that gave you a different outlook on life.

Jenny Coles, Director of Children’s Services at Hertfordshire County Council, said:

“Our foster carers transform the lives of the children and young people they care for.

“They also tell us about the amazing difference that fostering has made to their own lives, creating special and long lasting memories.”

In Hertfordshire there are around 900 children and young people in care at any one time, and many live with Hertfordshire foster carers. Each month we receive an average of 55 requests for new foster placements, with more requests to place children aged 10 upwards, sibling groups and those with more complex needs.

Anyone who fosters with Hertfordshire County Council will receive unrivalled support every step of the way, including full training and on-going support from our own fostering teams and network of existing foster carers.

Please visit our website www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/fostering, call 0800 9170925 or email fostering.recruitment@hertfordshire.gov.uk for more information.