In 2006 as part of the Children and Young people’s funding Package the Government provided a £1.04 million grant to a partnership of two charitable voluntary organisations, to set up and manage the Fostering Achievement project.
Since April 2009 The Fostering Network has been the sole managers of the Fostering Achievement Scheme. The current funding package for Fostering Achievement is approximately 1.4 million a year, with the Health and Social Care Board being the main funder, with additional funding from the Department of Education.
This is an innovative and practical project having the aim of equipping and supporting foster carers in Northern Ireland, so that they are better placed to help those children and young people in their care to:
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are passionate about the difference foster care makes to children and young people. Transforming fostered children’s lives is at the heart of everything we do.
We work to ensure all fostered children have a positive experience of family life, supporting them to have high aspirations, to overcome the challenges of their early lives and to achieve their very best.
We help foster carers to improve children’s lives. We champion the vital role they and their families play in helping fostered children, and work to ensure they are properly recognised, valued and supported.