Foster Care Fortnight 2022

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Foster Care Fortnight takes place from 9 to 22 May. The national campaign recognises the fantastic work that foster carers do and highlights the need for more carers. 9,265 foster families are needed across the UK. In Waltham Forest we need carers for children from all backgrounds but our greatest need is carers for teenagers, children with disabilities and mothers and babies.

Join our fostering community to care for local vulnerable young people and to help them thrive.  Enquire now or attend one of our Foster Care Fortnight events

Help us to spread the word by liking, commenting and sharing our posts on social media and by sharing this page. You could also create your own posts about Foster Care Fortnight 2022 with the hashtag #FCF22. If you know someone who is interested in fostering please encourage them to enquire. 


The Mockingbird programme is based on the idea of an extended family. It results in improved support and outcomes for foster carers and young people. Watch this short film to hear from foster families about their experiences of being part of Mockingbird What is Mockingbird?

Mohammud and Ilhaam are part of Waltham Forest's first Mockingbird Constellation;

"We have only been fostering for a year, it has been an incredible journey. We have made a difference in other children's lives and created positive change for them. We have a great support network (with the other foster carers in the constellation) and are always available for support."

Following the success of our first constellation, we are excited to launch our second Mockingbird constellation during Foster Care Fortnight. You are invited to attend our in person event where you can also speak to our recruitment team on Wednesday 18 May at Walthamstow Library. Please book your seat(s) here.

Upcoming events

Coffee Morning - VIRTUAL

Thursday 12 May 2022, 11am

If you are thinking of becoming a Foster Carer please attend our introductory workshop so you can find out more.

There will be chance for you to meet Social Worker, Anita and foster carer, Bev and hear what it's really like being a foster carer. You will find out more about the process, what's involved for you and the benefits included.

Register here for access

Mockingbird Launch and Recruitment - In person event

Wednesday 18 May, 11am to 1.30pm

We will be celebrating the launch of our second mockingbird constellation, during Foster Care Fortnight. You are invited to find out more about this peer support model and the process for becoming a Waltham Forest Foster Carer. You will also get to meet experienced carers and to ask any questions you have on a one to one basis with our recruitment team. We will also be show casing our virtual reality films, which you will have the opportunity to try out.

A short presentation will be followed by light refreshments.

To reserve your space(s) please book using the button below.

Book your seat(s) here
Girl on swing

Amazing house. I love them very much. They are a beautiful family. They tell funny jokes.

Callum, aged six, was asked about his foster family

Enquire now

Take the first step to become a Waltham Forest Foster Carer and change a child’s life forever. Fill in this quick form or call us on 020 8496 3437. A member of our team will get in touch to discuss further.

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