We had a great turn out at our foster carer recruitment events in the East Midlands just before Easter. Aimed specifically at recruiting Muslim foster carers for Muslim children in care, the events were held in Leicester and Nottingham. More than 80 people attended and we have had 35 expressions of interest as a result!
These events were organised in partnership with Kaushar Tai from Aksaa and were supported by local Imams and scholars. We explored Islamic perspectives on fostering and Asif, one of our foster carers in the East Midlands, shared his experiences as a Muslim foster carer. Another of our Midlands carers, Zadie, also shared her experience as a carer and talked knowledgeably and passionately about fostering with AFA.
Thank you to Kaushar for helping to organise such a successful event, and thank you to Asif and Zadie for supporting us with such great presentations.
We are currently in the process of contacting all those who have expressed an interest in fostering with AFA and we hope to welcome some new foster carers on board in the coming months.