Foster Care Fortnight 2023 - Be part of your fostering community

11 May 2023
Foster Care Fortnight. 15-28 May #fosteringcommunities

Foster care is at the heart of our communities, enabling children to stay local, close to everything that is familiar to them. This Foster Care Fortnight we want to celebrate all that the fostering community does to ensure children are cared for and supported to thrive.

There's been a lot going on this May…  three bank holidays, the King's Coronation, local elections, Eurovision and coming next… FOSTER CARE FORTNIGHT | 15th – 28th May

This year's theme is #FosteringCommunities.

Wirral is using Foster Care Fortnight to thank existing carers for looking after some of our most vulnerable young people, as well as recruiting new carers.

Simone White, Director of Children’s Services for Wirral Council, said:

Our foster carers are very special people who come from all walks of life and provide a loving home for some of our most vulnerable children.

Foster Care Fortnight provides an opportunity for us to thank all carers for their amazing support.

We need more people to join Wirral Council's fostering team to look after local children - we offer support, training and financial support. Please speak to us to learn more.

Wirral Council’s fostering team were at Prenton Park recently, building strong connections with our football fostering community.

Foster Care Fortnight 2023 Wirral Fostering team with Mark Palios at Tranmere Rovers Football Ground

By working together we can make a difference in a child or young person's life. Becoming a foster carer with your local council means you are supported every step of the way and training is always available. Fostering and football brings people and communities together for a common purpose - making positive family memories together.

Sharon Gilbert, Assessment & Recruitment Team Manager, Wirral Fostering Service

Mark Palios, chairman and co-owner of Tranmere Rovers FC, describes the benefits of this life changing experience as a ripple effect, leading to his success over the years in the video below.

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Fostering with your local council means all money is spent on frontline services, and the child is more likely to be able to stay close to their school, friends and family networks.

Wirral Council’s fostering team wants to encourage those considering fostering to find out more about the journey, and what life could be like as a foster carer if you were to join Wirral’s fostering family.

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer and making a real difference in a child's life, visit or give the team a call on 0151 666 4616.