June 2022 was Pride Month, celebrating 50 years of Pride in the UK. This year Pride acknowledged the achievements of the LBGTQ+ community during the past 50 years as well as looking forward to the next 50 years. There were lots of special events that took place across London and the UK throughout the month. You can find out more on the Pride London website.
Foster Care Fortnight, the annual campaign organised by The Fostering Network took place 9-22 May 2022. This year the theme was #fosteringcommunities to shine a light on the many ways people across the fostering community support each other. It was also to increase awareness of fostering and to encourage more people to become foster carers. We organised a special fostering roadshow around Ealing during the fortnight and met lots of people in the community. You can find out more about Foster Care Fortnight on The Fostering Network website.
7-13 March 2022 was LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week. The annual event is organised by New Family Social, a UK charity, led by LGBT+ adopters and foster carers. This year the theme was ‘Be the Change’ – asking LGBT+ people to think about the range of vulnerable children they could parent or care for. You can find out more about LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week and New Family Social here
October 2021 was Black History Month. The month was to celebrate the achievements & contributions of Black people to the UK and around the world. This year the theme was ‘Proud to be’ and encouraged people of all ages to share what they are proud of. We are very proud of all of our foster carers and thank them for all of their hard work and commitment.