Bury Libraries’ have both adult and junior books that can support you through the fostering and adoption process. You can look on our shelves, on our online catalogue or have a chat with our helpful staff – one shelfmark for finding suitable books is 362.734 or in the junior library you could also look for picture books labelled with a pink sticker with an ‘O’ on it. Monday the 8th of May through to Sunday the 21st of May is Foster Care Fortnight. The Fostering Network describes this two-week event as:
Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network. Established for almost 20 years, the campaign showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. It also supports fostering services to highlight the need for more foster carers. Thousands of new foster families are needed every year to care for children, with the greatest need being for foster carers for older children, sibling groups, disabled children and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
There a range of ways you can get involved with Foster Care Fortnight. Find out more here.
The Fostering Network provides resources for fostering services to engage with Foster Care Fortnight. Member services can find out more here.
Foster Care Fortnight receives around 1,000 pieces of media coverage each year, and The Fostering Network is delighted to receive the backing of celebrities and politicians from across the UK who lend their support to our campaign.
Find out about adopting and fostering for Bury Council: www.adoptfosterbury.org.uk