Birth children's role in fostering celebrated

October 18 2018
Birth children's role in fostering celebrated

The important role the birth children of Worcestershire’s foster carers play has been celebrated with a party.

Party fun included face painting and a giant bouncy castle, as well as other activities. Certificates were presented as a thank you to each child.

Each October The Fostering Network runs a campaign to celebrate the contribution foster carers’ children make to foster care.

Foster carer and Home for Good Worcestershire lead Joy Pollock said: "I am delighted to be involved in the planning of these events as I get to say a massive thank you to not just my kids but lots of birth children who are so giving of themselves - sharing their parents, their toys, their home and their hearts."

This year The Fostering Network is running a competition - #OurGreatestMemory – until Wednesday, October 31.

It is all about children and young people living in fostering households (either sons and daughters of foster carers or fostered children and young people) sharing a memory in the form of a video, drawing or photo, which encapsulates a special and significant moment

In time for them from m their fostering journey.

Entry forms are available at

To mark the end of the month-long campaign, the Worcestershire Fostering Team is inviting all its birth children and their families to an outdoor activity afternoon during the half-term break.

Foster families who would like to go along can contact 0800 028 2158 or email