Fostering Fortnight 13 to 26 May 2013


Foster Care Fortnight takes place from 13 – 26 May. There are currently 526 children and young people living with 343 foster carers across the Belfast Trust area and more carers are always needed.


Fostering provides children / young people who cannot live with their own families with an alternative home where they can feel valued, respected and cared for. Foster homes are needed for children of all ages who are unable to live with their own families. This may be the result of family breakdown, relationship difficulties, neglect, abuse or parental ill health. The task of foster carers is to work alongside birth parents and social work staff in an effort to achieve the best outcomes for children.

The Belfast Trust Fostering Service provides comprehensive support for its foster carers. A coordinated training programme ensures carers are equipped with a high level of skills necessary to undertake the fostering task. Organised social activities for carers and their families are another important aspect of what the Service provides.

Could you foster?

The Belfast Trust is looking to recruit people who are patient, understanding, compassionate and flexible and who have time and space in their lives to devote to a child / young person’s needs. Call us on (028) 9504 0057 or visit for more information.

The Belfast Trust Fostering Service would love to hear from you!