Foster Care Fortnight

What is Foster Care Fortnight?

Foster Care Fortnight is an annual campaign taking place from 12 –25 May to raise awareness of fostering and help recruit new foster carers.   The campaign also aims to dispel the myths about who can actually foster, as the chances are that you couldn’t necessarily guess who fosters.
Hallam FM has partnered with Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley councils to help promote Foster Care Fortnight.

You’ll be able to see and hear real-life stories and experiences from real foster carers.
If you would like further information about fostering for your local authority, then get in touch with them today.  They’ll be able to answer your questions, and you won’t be under any obligation to take it further if you don’t wish to.

On Friday 23 May, we will also be holding a specially-dedicated web chat on the Hallam FM website if you would like to ask any questions.

Guess Who Fosters?

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to find out more

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Live Chat

Do you have any questions about fostering? We're hosting a live chat from 9am Friday 23rd May with fostering advisors.

Please also answer our quick poll below. You responses are completely anonymous.



Read real-life stories from people whose lives have been changed by fostering.


Daniel is a foster carer for Rotherham Council.

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Debbie is a single foster carer for Sheffield Council.

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Gwen is a full-time foster carer for Barnsley Council.

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Martin used to be in the army and is now a full-time foster-carer .

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Sara has been fostering for over three years.

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Sharon has been fostering for 6 years.

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Dave & Betty

Dave & Betty are foster-carers from Sheffield

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Hannah is the birth-daughter of a foster-carer from Doncaster Council. 

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Megan is the birth-daughter of a foster-carer. 

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Listen and watch here


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