Help transform a child’s life this Foster Care Fortnight
Foster Care Fortnight (8 to 21 May) is a national campaign that highlights the need for more foster carers to come forward.
Foster carers make a lasting difference to the lives of local children. During Foster Care Fortnight, we celebrate local foster carers, such as Tsega Habte.
Tsega, who has been a Camden foster carer for two years, said: “I enjoy looking after children and, as mine grew up, I had the time, space and energy to look after other children who needed a secure and loving home. I think it’s important to grow up in a family environment and I want to give vulnerable children the love and support they need to flourish.
"I get a lot of support from my children who still live at home, from my supervising social worker in Camden’s fostering team and a lot of useful training from the department."
Foster care doesn't just transform the lives of children and young people - it also enhances the lives of foster carers and their families. If you want to become a Camden foster carer:
- you don’t need to own your home
- you can be single, married or in a civil partnership
- you’ll receive ongoing training and support – including a dedicated supervising social worker.
We pay our foster carers a weekly allowance for each child or young person placed with them, plus a generous weekly fee for the foster carer. And, if you live in the borough of Camden, you are exempt from paying council tax.
“Looking after a child takes real energy and a warm heart. Camden foster carers go above and beyond to give children and young people a safe and secure home, making a big difference to their lives. We need to recruit more foster carers who can help bring a sense of family and belonging to vulnerable children and young people, so please contact our fostering team today or come to one of our monthly information evenings."