We are continuing to support and protect our foster carers and staff whilst keeping our service running as smoothly as possible, despite the challenges of Covid-19.
We have developed new ways to assess our applicants to limit face-to-face contact. These include carrying out the majority of assessment sessions over the telephone or using Skype, e-learning Skills to Foster courses, completing forms and homework tasks electronically.
Your approval panel would also be held over the telephone or using Skype.
Once approved, we are continuing to provide our usual high level of training and support to our new foster carers.
We still need more foster carers to provide homes for the children we care for so we urge anyone thinking of becoming a foster carer to still make an enquiry by visiting our fostering website to find out more. You can make an online enquiry via our website or call us on 0300 123 6723. You'll also find us on social media @lancashirecc, please share and like our messages.