Events

Community events 

We are pleased to be hosting some informal in-person events around the county. Our Talk to the Team events are led by our friendly fostering team and our Chat with our Carers events are led by our amazing foster carers. Our teams and foster carers look forward to meeting you, to answer any questions you may have about fostering and advise you on the process. 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. 

Central Lancashire 

Date Time Venue

Thurs 22 Feb 

11am-1pm Talk to the team event, St Annes Booths, Main Drive, Lytham St Annes, FY8 3UT.

Fri 1 Mar

12-2pm Talk to the team event, Costa Coffee, 62 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0DQ.

Tues 19 Mar

12-2pm  Talk to the team event, Valley Church, Fourfields, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6GS.

Fri 29 Mar

11-1pm Talk to the team event, Costa Coffee in Deepdale Shopping Park, Unit FC3, Deepdale Shopping Park, Preston, PR1 6QY.

Fri 26 Apr

11-1pm Talk to the team event, Costa Coffee in Deepdale Shopping Park, Unit FC3, Deepdale Shopping Park, Preston, PR1 6QY.

Fri 3 May 

12-2pm

Talk to the team event, Costa Coffee, 62 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0DQ.

Chorley and West Lancashire

Date Time Venue

Thurs 22 Feb 

10am–12pm

Talk to the team event, Costa Coffee, Unit 1 Lancaster Way, Buckshaw Village, Chorley PR7 7LJ.

Tues 12 Mar 

10am–12pm

Talk to the team event, Costa Coffee, Market Walk Shopping Centre, unit 9, Chorley PR7 1DE.

Thurs 21 Mar

10am–12pm

Talk to the team event, Costa Coffee, Unit 1 Lancaster Way, Buckshaw Village, Chorley PR7 7LJ.

East Lancashire

Date Time Venue

Thurs 22 Feb 

11am–1pm Talk to the team event, Read Garden Centre Old Coal Staith, Read Burnley, BB12 7RT.

Thurs 14 March 

11am–1pm Talk to the team event, Asda, Princess Way, Burnley BB12 0EQ.

Tues 19 Mar

11am–1pm Talk to the team event, Costa Coffee in Burnley Tesco, Centenary Way, Finsley Gate, Burnley BB11 2HE.

Lancaster, Wyre and North Fylde

Date Time Venue

Fri 15 Mar

10am–12pm  Talk to the team event, Garstang library, Windsor Road, Garstang, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 1ED.

Wed 10 Apr

12pm-2pm Talk to the team event, St Nicholas Arcades Shopping Centre, Lancaster, LA1 1NB.

Fri 19 Apr

10am–12pm  Talk to the team event, Fleetwood library, North Albert Street,  Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6AJ.

Wed 19 June

12pm-2pm Talk to the team event, St Nicholas Arcades Shopping Centre, Lancaster, LA1 1NB.

 

In-person fostering information events 

Our in-person fostering information events take place from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at County Hall in Preston on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 24 January 2024
  • Wednesday 24 April 2024
  • Wednesday 24 July 2024
  • Wednesday 16 October 2024

You could make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people near you.
Email fosteringmarketing@lancashire.gov.uk or call for more information on 0300 123 6723.

Online events

An evening with a foster carer (online) – 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 the following dates, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm:

  • Tuesday 20 February 2024
  • Tuesday 26 March 2024
  • Tuesday 21 May 2024
  • Tuesday 25 June 2024
  • Tuesday 20 August 2024
  • Tuesday 24 September 2024
  • Tuesday 17 December 2024

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 with us.

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

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