Fostering Friends is a group of children and young people who all live in foster families. This means that they are ‘Children who foster’.

Fostering friends aim to meet regularly and each year we have a fun event for all children who foster from 0 to adult. This gives us a chance to celebrate what you do, have some fun and to think about ways we can support each other. If you are a child of foster parents, we would love to hear from you about your experience of fostering.  If you have anything to say or have any questions, please either speak to your family’s Fostering Social Worker or send us an email at [email protected]

If it is your parent’s annual review, please complete one of the following:

The following was compiled by the ‘Fostering Friends’ group:

Fostering is:

  • Fostering is looking after a child who hasn’t had the greatest start.
  • Fostering is not permanent but sometimes children stay for a long time. Some-times it’s only for a short time.
  • Fostering isn’t always as you imagine it.
  • Fostering is harder than people think. Some children you foster can be friendly, kind and generous but sometimes they hurt you and your feelings.

Things to remember:

  • Think positive
  • Make them feel welcome and at home
  • Don’t make the argument worse
  • Sharing is important
  • As soon as you make friends with them they might leave
  • Give them space, time and understanding
  • If you are upset or worried talk to your mum and/or dad

Fostering Events Gallery