Fostering
Fostering

Find out more

Following the government's latest advice about coronavirus our face to face fostering events are cancelled until further notice. However we are still keen to talk about fostering with you and have set up a number of virtual evening events and online confidential surgeries, which we would like to invite you to, so we can discuss this further and answer your questions. 

Online events

Fostering surgeries online

Join us for some special Foster Care Fortnight virtual fostering surgeries on:

Date  Time 
13 May 2021 10am - 12pm
17 May 2021 2pm - 4pm
20 May 2021 10am -12pm

 Our fostering team are running unique drop-in surgeries online via Zoom for people interested in fostering offering:

  • Online 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

Please join us by emailing us at fosteringmarketing@lancashire.gov.uk to secure your place, or call for more information on 0300 123 6723 and we can invite you into our zoom event to find out all you need to know about caring for our vulnerable children by being a foster carer for Lancashire County Council.

An evening with a foster carer – the myths revealed

Hear one of our experienced foster carers talk about their years of fostering with us and they'll be able to answer your queries from first-hand experience. We will also tell you about what is involved in applying to foster and the fantastic support and training we provide every step of the way, including our foster care academy.

Our online events will be taking place on Wednesdays from 6pm – 8.00pm on:

  • 12 May 2021 (part of our Foster Care Fortnight programme of online events)
  • 19 May 2021 (part of our Foster Care Fortnight programme of online events)
  • 16 June 2021
  • 21 July 2021
  • 18 August 2021
  • 15 September 2021
  • 20 October 2021
  • 17 November 2021
  • 8 December 2021

Please join us by emailing us at fosteringmarketing@lancashire.gov.uk or call for more information on 0300 123 6723 and we can invite you into our zoom event to find out all you need to know about caring for our vulnerable children by being a foster carer for Lancashire County Council.

Fostering surgeries

**Cancelled until further notice**

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 

Community Events

**Cancelled until further notice**

We run drop-in events in community venues across Lancashire throughout the year. We've starting trialling fostering events in Costa Coffee branches, so if you're popping in for a coffee, come and say hello to our team. 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. 

Our foster carers are #ProudToFoster with us 

In previous recruitment campaigns our foster carers have helped us to recruit more foster carers by talking 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.