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, fostering surgeries or community events (see below) to find out more in person. 


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 18 September County Hall, Preston PR1 8RB
Wednesday 20 November County Hall, Preston PR1 8RB


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
Tuesday 27 August Morecambe Library, Central Drive, LA4 5DL 1pm-4pm
Tuesday 24 September  Harris Library, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP 10am-1pm
Tuesday 15 October One Stop Shop area, Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley PR7 1AL 10am-3pm
Tuesday 29 October Longridge Library, Berry Lane, PR3 3JA 1pm-4pm
Monday 25 November Lytham Library, 27 Clifton Street, FY8 5EP 10am-1pm
Monday 16 December Rawtenstall Library, Queen's Square, Rossendale BB4 6QU 10am-1pm


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
Sunday 25 August Gregson Green Gala Day, Gregson Lane, Hoghton PR5 0DP 12noon-5pm
Friday 6 September Mini Magees Play Centre, 52-60 Lodge Street, Preston PR1 8XE 10am-2pm
Saturday 7 September Nelson Food & Drink Festival, Nelson Town Centre and Pendle Rise Shopping Centre 10am-3pm
Sunday 8 September Towneley Hall Heritage Weekend, Burnley BB11 3RQ 10am-3pm
Wednesday 11 September Clitheroe Grammar School, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe BB7 2BA 6pm-8pm
Thursday 19 September Lane Ends Surgery, 200 Tulketh Brow, Preston PR2 2JJ 10am-12noon
Thursday 19 September Lane Ends Surgery, 200 Tulketh Brow, Preston PR2 2JJ 2pm-4pm
Saturday 28 September Preston Pride, Flagmarket, 4 Cheapside, Preston PR1 2AP 10.30am-4pm


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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Sarah and Derek's story

Foster with us

Sarah and Derek decided to foster with us after going to a fostering surgery. Read their fostering story and come along to one of our events, or get in touch.