Trip to the Zoo helps find new Foster Carers


Our Fostering Service p-p-picked up a penguin at Belfast Zoo by sponsoring the Gentoo penguin enclosure as part of the Zoo’s corporate sponsorship scheme.



With over 300,000 visitors a year, sponsoring the penguins provides a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of how urgently we need more foster families to provide safe, stable and nurturing homes to vulnerable children and young people.

Colette Quinn Senior Social Worker in the Fostering team explains, “It is really a great opportunity for the Belfast Trust Fostering Service to raise awareness by being involved in a corporate partnership scheme with the Belfast Zoo. It is very appropriate that we are sponsoring the penguin enclosure, little birds that are known for their commitment to caring for their young.”

She continued “We really hope that this partnership will assist us in continuing to provide high quality foster placements to looked after children and support to our foster carers. They will even have the opportunity to get behind the scenes at the zoo for a fantastic family day out.”