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. New for October we are also running fostering surgeries:

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
Wednesday 23 January
Wednesday 20 March
Wednesday 22 May
County Hall, Preston, PR1 8XJ 

Fostering surgeries

Lancashire County Council's fostering team is running unique drop-in surgeries for people interested in fostering offering:

  • Face to face individual meeting with an expert in fostering recruitment and assessment
  • An experienced foster carer on hand to answer your questions
  • Fast tracking through the process so that your details can be checked for eligibility and an initial visit to your house be booked on the spot 
Date Venue  Time
Monday 28 January Ansdell Library, 59 Commonside, FY8 4DJ 1pm-6pm
Thursday 31 January Burnley Library, Grimshaw Street, BB11 2BD 10am-3pm
Wednesday 27 February Lancaster Library, Market Square, LA1 1HY 10am-3pm
Tuesday 26 March Clitheroe Library, Church Street, BB7 2DG 1pm-6pm
Tuesday 30 April Fleetwood Library, North Albert Street, FY7 6AJ 10am-3pm
Tuesday 28 May Colne Library, Market Street, BB8 0AP 10am-3pm

Community Events

We run drop-in events in community venues across Lancashire throughout the year. If there isn't an event planned near you at the moment, please keep checking this page which will be updated when new events are confirmed.

Date Venue  Time
Tuesday 5 March Garstang Library, 45 Windsor Road, PR3 1EX 9.30am-12.30pm

Our foster carers are #ProudToFoster with us 

Our foster carers have been helping us to recruit more foster carers by talking on social media about why they are #ProudtoFoster with us. Two of our carers Ahmed and Beth also took part in radio adverts and a behind-the-scenes video, which you can watch on our fostering stories page. If you follow us on Pinterest you can also see some of our amazing foster carers on our fostering board.

If you're interested in finding out more about fostering with us you can do this by visiting us at an event near you, completing the online application form by clicking on the green 'enquire about fostering' box on this page, or by calling us on 0300 123 6723.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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