To celebrate Sons and Daughters month, and all of the amazing children in fostering families, The Fostering Network are running a great competition to encourage their members to get creative in October.

"To enter the competition, all you need to do is send them a piece of artwork that represents your fostering family. You could be in with a chance of winning a £25 John Lewis voucher! Make a collage, draw a picture or take a photo. You can use any medium – pencils, paints or even pasta! You can be as artistic as you want and the more inventive the better.

Most fostered children need to have their identity protected but that doesn’t mean you have to leave them out of your artwork. Think outside the box and find a different way of showing their personality and their role in your family."

Send entries via the Fostering Network website. To further celebrate the role of sons and daughters of foster families, we want to thank them directly. Please nominate members of your family for their contribution to fostering and we will send out a card of thanks. We would also like to invite them to our annual ice skating trip in November!