Social Workers Put Their Best Foot Forward to Raise Awareness of Adoption and Fostering

23rd June 2023

“It is so important to raise awareness of how critical it is to provide safety, stability and improved life chances for children who have experienced trauma and disadvantage through no fault of their own. I am proud to help out in any way I can to promote this vital message.”

The thoughts of Social Worker, Paul McCrea, who along with his colleagues from the Cared for Children Social Work Team completed the Lisburn 10K fun run to raise awareness of the Adoption and Fostering Service.

A team of five runners wearing brightly coloured t-shirts with the Fostering and Adoption service contact details clearly displayed on them, took part in the annual event, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The fun run is open to anyone wishing to take part and provides a perfect opportunity for local schools, families and work colleagues to get together and increase their physical and social activity by training and participating as a group.

Social Worker, Angela Stronge who also ran the 10K course said, “This has been a really useful event to help us promote the Adoption and Fostering Service and to highlight the need to provide safer support and care for children in our communities that need our compassion and understanding.”

Head of Service for Fostering and Adoption, Nuala Hanna commended the team and added, “ I would like to say thank you and well done to all of the staff who participated in the Lisburn Half Marathon to promote Adoption & Foster Care. This is yet another example of the level of dedication and commitment that our staff show daily to the children and families that we work with.”