Fostering
Fostering

Find out more

To find out more you can give us a call on 0300 123 6723 or complete our enquiry form and one of the team will contact you.

You can also come along to one of our information evenings or community events to find out more in person.

Foster Care Fortnight™ 2018

Foster Care Fortnight™ is The Fostering Network's annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care transforms lives. It is also the UK's biggest foster carer recruitment campaign.

Foster Care Fortnight™ 2018 will take place from 14 to 27 May.

Here in Lancashire we will be supporting the campaign by organising additional information evenings and community events during the fortnight. See below for more information.

You can get involved in the campaign yourself by posting a photograph or short video on social media using the hashtags #ProudtoFoster and #ProudtoSupportFostering. You'll find out more by visiting thefosteringnetwork.org.uk or searching for #FCF18.

Information evenings

Our information evenings are informal and give you the chance to have a chat with social workers who are experienced in fostering.

We'll tell you a bit about becoming a foster carer and how we can support you. We'll also show some short video clips. Some of our foster carers will be there to share their experiences and answer any of your questions.

The information evenings run from 6pm to 7.30pm.

There is no need to book but please arrive promptly as the presentations start at 6pm.

Date Venue
17 May 2018 Burnley Library, BB11 2BD
22 May 2018 Fleetwood Library, FY7 6AJ
23 May 2018 County Hall, Preston, PR1 8XJ
13 June 2018 County Hall, Preston, PR1 8XJ

Community Events 2018

Come and talk to our friendly fostering team in an informal setting at a venue near you. If there's nothing in your area at the moment, please check again as events are added throughout the year.

Date Time Venue
14-18 May 10am-2pm The glass house, Market Street, Colne, BB8 0LJ
17 May 9.30am-4pm Charter Walk Shopping Centre, Market Promenade, Burnley BB11 1AE
18 May 10am-3pm Sainsbury's, Active Way, Burnley, BB11 1BS
19 May 11am-3pm Lancaster Pride, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PN
19 May 10am-2pm All Seasons Leisure Centre, Water Street, Chorley, PR7 1EX 
21-25 May 10am-2pm The glass house, Market Street, Colne, BB8 0LJ
21 May 10am-4pm Fishergate Shopping Centre, Fishergate, Preston, PR1 8HJ
22 May 10am-4pm Freeport, Anchorage Rd, Fleetwood, FY7 6AE
22 May 10am-2pm Highfield Restaurant, Southport Road, Croston, PR26 9JB
23 May 9am-2.30pm Main corridor opp. WRVS shop, Ormskirk and District General Hospital, Wigan Road , Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2AZ
25 May 10am-4pm St Peter's Heath Care Centre, 42 Church St, Burnley, BB11 2DL
25 & 26 May 10am-3pm Tesco Extra, Centenary Way, Burnley, BB11 2HE
26 May 10am-2pm MFA Bowling, 50 Greenbank Street, Preston, PR1 17H
2 & 3 June 10am-5pm Heskin Steam Rally, Malt Kiln Farm, Tincklers Ln, Eccleston, PR7 5QY
3 June 11am-4pm The Big Lunch, Ashton Park, Preston, PR2 1LP 
5 June 10am-2pm Morrisons, Docklands, 615 Mariners Way, Preston PR2 2YN
9 June 12 noon-5pm Penwortham Gala, Hurst Grange Park, Hill Rd, Penwortham, PR1 9XH
16 June 10am-4pm Todmorden Agricultural Show, Burnley Rd, Cliviger, Burnley, BB10 4SU

 

Get in touch

Interested in fostering with us? We'd love to hear from you.

Enquire about fostering

If you'd prefer to speak to someone then give us a call on
0300 123 6723

Taking the first step

Taking the first step

When you are ready to take the first step to fostering, we are here to answer your questions.

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