Agency launch festive campaign to clear up the misconceptions surrounding who can foster.
Local fostering agency, Nexus Fostering are promoting their Christmas campaign: Fostering Myths at Christmas. The aim of the campaign is to clear up misbeliefs about who can foster. Throughout December, the local agency have been adding ‘Myth Baubles’ to their Nexus Fostering Christmas tree on their social media channels, with each bauble representing a common fostering myth.
With many people thinking they can’t foster, for different reasons like including having pets, or are single, Nexus Fostering are promoting the need for more carers, who are diverse and full of life experience, to enable more potential Foster Carers to come forward.
The need for Foster Carers has been rising over the year during the pandemic and as ever, especially so over the Christmas period. There are many children and young people in the region who won’t be having a magical Christmas, who will be suffering trauma at home and may be bought into care over the festive season. It’s important that agencies such as Nexus Fostering have Foster Carers ready to take them in at their time of desperate need.
Nexus Fostering Carer, Mellie explains: “The festive period can be very hard for some children in care. Some of them may never have experienced Christmas, some will have had lots of presents but no decorations or food, and some will have had a “normal” day interspersed with abuse.”
The campaign hopes to help those who could and want to foster, better understand the need for them and to help change lives of children and young people in the area. If you’re single, LGBT+, practice a religion, rent or own your home, have pets, haven’t had your own children and more… get in touch, you could be more ready to foster than you know! To make a change to a young person’s Christmas and childhood, call Nexus Fostering on 0800 389 0143 or visit their website nexusfostering.co.uk to make an enquiry.
Read the full myth busting blog here.