FCA Promotes Fostering Within The LGB Community
Released on: September 22, 2011, 3:14 pm
Foster Care Associates
Industry: Consumer Services
Foster Care Associates (FCA), the UK's largest Independent
Fostering Agency (IFA), has launched a 'Fostering with Pride'
initiative to promote fostering within the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual
In August 2011, FCA attended Brighton Pride to inform members of the LGB community
about fostering and how to become a foster carer. FCA’s attendance at the event
coincides with the publication of the new 'Fostering with Pride' leaflet, which
focuses on encouraging LGB individuals and couples to foster with FCA.
FCA's goal is to promote further LGB carer recruitment and communicate the message
that sexual orientation is not a barrier to foster.
As an inclusive organisation, FCA ranked in the list of 2011 Stonewall Top
Employers, which acknowledges the 100 most gay-friendly organisations in the UK. FCA
is committed to working with Stonewall and various other LGB advocacy groups to
promote diversity within the workplace and LGB foster carer recruitment initiatives.
Stuart Bray, Equality and Diversity Co-ordinator at FCA said: "I am tremendously
proud of the work that FCA has undertaken to make it clear to the LGB communities
that we encourage them to apply to become foster carers for the agency. We already
have many wonderful LGB carers - singles and couples - and we are looking for more
who have the ability to nurture a child and make them feel safe and part of a
Stuart Bray added: "FCA has always been committed to Equality and Diversity. Taking
the step to produce a leaflet targeting the LGB communities ('Fostering with
Pride') is testament to the commitment of the company to champion the rights of LGB
carers, young people and staff."
The 'Fostering with Pride' leaflet was created to give
prospective LGB carers an insight into what to expect when fostering with FCA. It
was written to appeal to the LGB community who may be unsure about fostering due to
prejudice or stigma. The leaflet highlights the fact that FCA is committed to
recruiting foster carers from all strands of diversity.
The LGB campaign forms part of FCA's ongoing carer recruitment initiative as the
agency bids to address the shortfall of 10,000 foster carers in the UK.
About Foster Care Associates
Foster Care Associates (FCA), part of the Core Assets Group Ltd, is the UK's
leading Independent Fostering Agency, with offices operating throughout England,
Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Working in partnership with Local Authorities
and Health Trusts throughout the UK, FCA aims to provide 'quality care in a family
setting' for over 2600 foster children who are looked after by the agency's 2200
FCA PR Contact:
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