'STAND BY ME' Children's Art Competition 

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For Foster Care Fortnight 2022

Children in foster care do incredible things, as do the adults who support them!

During Foster Care Fortnight we want to champion children in foster care and our foster carers who are by their side.  

Children in foster care are resourceful, remarkable, and resilient.  The care and commitment of our foster carers gives children the stability and support they need to follow their hopes and dreams and reach their potential.

These powerful messages are reflected in our 'Stand by me' art competition for children and young people in foster care.  During Foster Care Fortnight, their amazing entries are going to be brought to life by local artist Ali Harwood, who will create a design on large canvasses to be exhibited around the city.

  • Age 7
Stand by me 5
  • Age 9 - “My drawing shows that people in school are there for me”
Stand by me 1
  • Age 7
  • STAND BY ME acrostic poem is by a 14 year old

  • Age 9 - "This is me and my brother and I will not trade him for anything"
Stand by me 2
  • Age 3
Stand by me 3
  • Age 7 - “This is me and nana who loved me so so much”
Stand by me 4
  • Age 9
Stand by me 6
Stand by me 8
  • Age 13
Stand by me 9
  • A 3 year old with her nursery teacher who is "always kind to me, I love her."  

    She has also drawn a red and yellow flower for Mrs T.  She has her green check school dress on and green bows in her hair and Mrs T always wears a black top and leggings with trainers and wears her hair in a long ponytail.

Stand by me 10
  • Age 10