There is a real need for more and more foster carers to come forward and foster for their local authority.
Here in Greater Manchester we're working on a variety of projects to boost fostering capacity across all 10 Greater Manchester council's as well as boosting the profile of the role of foster carers in helping local children and young people thrive..
Fostering Unfiltered is a bold, new campaign with an ambition to inspire more people in Greater Manchester, from all walks of life, to become foster carers.
We have lead all ten local authorities across the city region to create the campaign.
Fostering Unfiltered embraces the realities of fostering with refreshing honesty to show the ins and outs of foster care. It reflects the real lives of existing foster carers by sharing their everyday experiences and challenges.
It turns the spotlight on the real-life experiences of Greater Manchester’s community of nearly 1,500 foster carers to help local people explore fostering and decide whether it’s right for them.
By giving people greater knowledge and awareness, the campaign will demystify fostering to make the role more accessible and inspire a new generation of foster carers. The aim is to empower others to join our growing community dedicated to providing safe and loving homes for children and young people across Greater Manchester.
We want to make Greater Manchester the friendliest region for foster carers; a place where residents respect foster carers and are inspired by their collective endeavour.
Take a look at the campaigns’ dedicated website and follow the campaign on social media to hear all about fostering direct from our community of foster carers.