Foster Children Enjoy a Superhero Picnic in South Croydon

On 3 September the charity Diagrama Fostering hosted a picnic at the Purley Scouts Hall in South Croydon for their foster children and carers.

On 3 September the charity Diagrama Fostering held a Superhero family fun day and picnic for their foster carers, foster children and their families. The event was attended by over  100 adults and 50 children, aged between  eight weeks and fifteen.    The theme for the day was ‘BE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO’ to honour all the amazing young people in foster care who deserve to be celebrated.





Those attending the event were asked to dress to show their superpowers and the young people and some of the adults came in magnificent costumes depicting their superpowers. The Superheroes were kept entertained with two bouncy castles, rock painting, glitter tattoos, face painting,  jewellery and bookmark making, air clay modelling, and an ice cream van. The children could also participate in a ‘Diagrama Superhero Games’ which included traditional sack races, egg and spoon races  and other fun games and were awarded with medals and stickers for taking part.




The Diagrama fostering team was delighted that the raffle raised £150 which will enable them to buy their own much loved soft play equipment for future events rather than trying to borrow it.

Kate Patel, Head of Adoption and Fostering Services, Diagrama Foundation, said, “The ‘BE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO’ theme for our picnic was an easy choice as all our foster children, foster carers and their families are Superheroes and we wanted to celebrate them. The day was a huge success, and it was lovely to see everyone smiling, having fun, enjoying the games, dancing, and coming together to catch up with families they have met before and make new friends.”

Despite the immense fun everyone had on the day England’s care system is facing difficulties.

Kate Patel, continued, “Ofsted recently reported that England’s care system needs an ‘urgent boost to the number of foster carers’ to avoid reaching ‘breaking point’ and we are recruiting now to fill the shortfall. It is estimated that England will need to recruit 9,000 more foster carers over the next three years, if we are to have enough carers with the right skills to meet the needs of children and young people requiring a safe and secure home.

“To fill our foster care vacancies, we would love to talk to single people or couples who might want to explore this rewarding career. We know you might have many questions about your suitability, but our team can talk you through what to expect and answer any questions or concerns  you might have.”

If you are interested in a career in foster care, please download a brochure or speak to the Diagrama Fostering team by visiting

About Diagrama Foundation

Diagrama Fostering is part of Diagrama Foundation, a charity supporting vulnerable children, adults, and families. Diagrama doesn’t make a profit from foster care and ensures all the surplus funds go into providing the best service possible.

About Diagrama Fostering

Diagrama Fostering is an independent, not-for-profit fostering agency that provides a supportive environment for “looked after” children  across south London, Surrey, East and West Sussex, Berkshire, Kent, and Hampshire.

The Diagrama fostering agency is small enough to offer a personalised fostering experience while benefitting from the expertise and security that comes with being part of the larger Diagrama charitable foundation.

Diagrama foster carers are rewarded with a generous benefits package, 24/7 support, additional payments, holiday cover and a free training and appraisal programme to develop new skills.

Diagrama works with many local authorities and gives their carers access to a wide and varied range of children in need of care.