International Men's Day 2021: Men who Foster


"One of the six pillars of International Men’s Day is to improve gender relations and promote gender equality not only for men but for women too. In this light, our theme for 2021 is “Better relations between men and women.” - International Men's Day



Today (19 November) is widely recognised as International Men's Day - an annual awareness campaign which aims to shine a light on the positive values and achievements men bring to the world, their families and in particular, our fostering community...


Male Foster Parents can often be the first, positive male role model that some children and young people have the opportunity to meet, meaning they can play a vital role in a child's growth and development. 


The Fostering Network states: "For many children in care living with a male foster carer will be their first positive experience of an adult male, giving them the chance to explore the formation of trusting relationships and having contact with men who understand their needs."


Thankfully, thousands of men are Foster Parents throughout the UK, either as part of a couple or as single carers, yet sometimes, men can feel deterred from fostering due to often still being being perceived by some, as a female profession.  


To continually ensure the best positive outcomes for our children, By the Bridge welcomes applications to foster regardless of gender, religion, culture, race or your sexual orientation - it doesn't rule you out from fostering!


Our Foster Parents come from all walks of life and all that matters is that you have the experience and stability in your life to be able to support a vulnerable child. 


Find out more about how you can change a young person's life, all whilst starting a new and rewarding career by Getting in Touch with us today!


Here's to all the amazing men and those who dedicate their lives to fostering, continually striving to make a real difference to children's lives!


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