Form A4: Share Your Story sons and daughters of foster carers



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Form A4: Share Your Story – sons and daughters of foster carers

The Fostering Network sometimes gets approached by journalists who want to speak to young people about their experiences of growing up as the sons and daughters of foster carers. Media work is important because it allows us to raise awareness of issues that make the lives of foster families better. It also gives sons and daughters of foster carers the opportunity to share and express their views.

If you would be willing to help us with this media work, please take a few minutes to answer the questions below. Details will be kept on a database accessible by the press office. If you are under 18 we will talk to your parents to get permission for you to talk to the media. We will never give your contact details to a journalist without your permission.

Please return forms to: Dominic Stevenson, Media and Communications Officer, The Fostering Network, Freepost, 87 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8HA. Or email media@fostering.net, phone 020 7620 6425 or fax 020 7620 6401.



1. Personal Details




Your details


Name



Address



Phone no.



Email



Date of birth



Gender



Marital status



Number of children




Ethnic origin



2. Media experience


Do you have any experience of talking to journalists? Y/N

Have you ever done a TV interview? Y/N

Have you ever done a radio interview? Y/N

Are you willing to be interviewed for:

newspapers or magazines Y/N

radio? Y/N

television? Y/N

online media (eg BBC online)? Y/N

the Fostering Network’s Foster Care magazine Y/N

Are you happy to have your photograph appear in a publication? Y/N



3. Fostering details

Do you live at home with your parents?


Are your parents fostering at the moment?


How old were you when the first fostered child came to live with you?

Briefly, can you describe what life was like for you growing up in a fostering household?



Is there anything you would like to change about the way sons and daughters of foster carers are treated?



Would you consider being a foster carer yourself in the future?

If you currently work what is your occupation, or if you are in education what are you studying?

How would you describe your overall experience of being part of a fostering family?

Mainly positive Y/N Mainly negative Y/N


Are there any specific areas you would be keen to speak to the media about?
Changes needed to give more support to the sons and daughters of foster carers Y/N

Promotional work to attract more people into fostering Y/N

Campaigning issues such as more pay and support for foster carers Y/N
Other:

Thank you for your time. If you have any comments or queries, please let us know.


The Fostering Network 87 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8HA

t 020 7620 6400 f 020 7620 6401 e info@fostering.net www.fostering.net

Chief Executive Robert Tapsfield

Fostering Network Registered in England and Wales as a limited company no 1507277



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