FosterTalk is celebrating its 2 year anniversary on 25 June 2015 of delivering Fosterline on behalf of the Department for Education, by launching an innovative poster recruitment campaign to encourage more people to become foster carers.
Inspired by the need for more foster carers countrywide, FosterTalk has decided to use their two year anniversary to highlight this shortage in England, whilst also encouraging potential foster carers to step forward and call Fosterline for more information.
The key message of the campaign is; ‘What does a foster carer look like – they look just like you’ and ‘Picture yourself as a foster carer’ to highlight that anyone can become a foster carer, there is no upper age limit, you just need to be fit and health, and you don’t need to hold any particular qualifications.
The campaign kicked off by asking volunteers to display Fosterline posters in public places such as shops, schools, libraries, churches and doctors surgeries to promote foster carer recruitment. Two schools; Coton Green primary and Rawlett School both in Tamworth have jumped at the challenge and will be including information for parents on fostering in their e-newsletter.
Fosterline has already received an overwhelming positive response and will be posting pictures of the volunteers, coupled with their poster on the Fosterline website and on social media.
You can download pdf versions of the poster below:
If you have a picture of yourself and your poster, or if you would like a poster sent to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org