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 20 March County Hall, Preston, PR1 8XJ
Wednesday 24 April Burnley Youth Zone, Whittam Street, Burnley, BB11 1LW
Wednesday 22 May County Hall, Preston, PR1 8XJ
Wednesday 19 June Sydney Street Neighbourhood Centre, St Anne's, FY8 1TR *AKA  Oak Tree Children's Centre 

  

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 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 12 March Chorley Library, Union Street, PR7 1EB 9.30am-1.30pm
Saturday 16 March Polish School, Our Lady's Catholic College, Morecambe Road, Lancaster, LA1 2PX  10am-1pm
Saturday 16 March Barnoldswick Food and Drink Festival, The Square, Albert Road, Barnoldswick 10am-4pm
Friday 22 March M&S, 107 St James' Street, Burnley, BB11 1PB  10am-3pm
Saturday 23 March The Guild Hall, Preston, Lancaster Rd, Preston, PR1 1HT 12.30-2.30pm
Saturday 30 March 'What's the story' Chorley Library, Union Street, PR7 1EB 9am-4pm
Friday 5 April Mini Magees Party & Play Centre, The Old Brewery, 60-62 Lodge Street, Preston, PR1 8XE 10am-2pm

 

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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