Foster Care Fortnight took place 11-24 May and this year the theme was ‘This is Fostering’. The annual campaign is organised by The Fostering Network and aims to increase awareness of fostering and encourage more people to become foster carers.
Donna and Tim Clapham were announced as Ealing Foster Carers of the Year 2019 at the Foster Carers’ Awards Ceremony on Saturday 30 November. Donna and Tim were chosen for their dedication and commitment to the children and young people they have looked after. This year the awards ceremony had a Christmas theme and around 160 guests enjoyed a three-course meal, disco and entertainment. The annual event is to thank all foster carers for their hard work throughout the year.
National Adoption Week took place 14-20 October 2019. The national event is to help find families for children waiting for a loving home. This year the focus was on children who wait the longest – siblings, children from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds, older children and those with additional needs or a disability.
Adopt London West, a brand-new adoption agency for west London launched on 1 October 2019. The new agency, which is hosted by and based at Ealing Council works in partnership with Brent, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham councils. Adopt London West is part of a wider collaboration of 23 London boroughs working together as Adopt London.