Hot off the Press: Foster Care Fortnight

This Foster Care Fortnight, we have held a series of recruitment events in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Buckingham and Milton Keynes in partnership with Tesco, local schools and popular family entertainment spots.

Across the fortnight, radio interviews were secured on Marlow FM, Wycombe Sound, and a June interview in Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio. An article was published on Mix 96 and a special case study slot was also secured in Foster Talk. Our Facebook page has gone wild with shares, page likes and positive emojis and we have been delighted to promote the voices of our own foster children on these channels.

You can see videos of Juliet Cleverdon, Debbie Armstrong and Sheila Doig celebrating the contribution of Buckinghamshire County Council foster carers and calling out for more applicants to change a child’s future. Visit @FosterBucks on Facebook to see more videos.

A whopping eight enquiries were secured in the first few days of the programme. 42 of our Wycombe staff have pledged to become fostering ambassadors for Bucks and we have another event in the untapped location of Chesham in planning for June. Go team


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