Fostering
Fostering

Hear from our children and young people

Hundreds of children and young people in Lancashire need foster care for many different reasons and lengths of time. Their ages range from birth to 18, and they are from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Some have disabilities. Some are brothers and sisters who need to live together.

Each child is individual and will react differently to their experiences. Some will be angry, anxious, confused or afraid, which may lead to them being withdrawn or displaying challenging behaviour. Others may be relieved to be in a safe place.

The following are real profiles of some of our children living with foster carers:

Finn

Finn came into foster care as an 11 month old baby. He had been very neglected, was under stimulated and developmentally delayed.

Georgia

Georgia, aged 9, came into foster care as there were concerns about her safety and she was not meeting her milestones due to being isolated.

Ryan

Ryan, aged 14, has severe autism and learning difficulties and has been in living with this foster family most of his young life.

Poppy

Poppy, aged 16, has been in foster care for 18 months and has suffered much bereavement in her short life.

Luke and Daniel

Luke, aged 16 and Daniel, aged 11, have been with their foster family for three years following a long history of neglect.

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

Our children and young people

Our children and young people talk about how being fostered by Lancashire County Council has given them the support they needed.

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