Every October, The Fostering Network run an annual campaign to celebrate the month as Sons and Daughters month.
Last night, Team Fostering celebrated the start of the campaign at our Birth Children Support Group held in our Yorkshire and East Midlands office!
The group has been meeting regularly for the last year, established to give the birth children of our foster carers the skills and support they need for their role in the fostering family, while meeting with others who carry out the same role. The young people in the group have been able to share experiences with each other and offer suggestions to the others, with support from our Education and Support Service team.
To celebrate it being Sons and Daughters month, Team Fostering provided a take away of the group's choice (it was pizza!) and recognised their contribution to fostering and to the support group with a box of chocolates and an expression of gratitude from the agency.
The group meets four times and year, and is open to birth children up to the age of 18 as part of the all-round support we provide to foster carers and their families.
If you'd like to learn more about the support we offer, click here.
'The sons and daughters of foster carers play an essential role in welcoming fostered children into their families and ensuring successful fostering placements.
Many people say that the potential impact on their birth children is one of the major barriers to becoming a foster carer. The reality is that many children benefit from being part of the support network offered by a fostering family to a fostered child. Seeing life from another’s perspective can be an enriching experience and can help a child learn and develop as an individual.' - The Fostering Network 2018
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