Foster Care Fortnight 2022

Foster carer and child on bike. Make every memory count. Become a foster carer.Foster Care Fortnight is the Fostering Network's annual campaign to showcase the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers and highlight the need for more foster carers.

Foster Care Fortnight 2022 will take place from 9-22 May. This year's theme is #FosteringCommunities to celebrate the strength and resilience of fostering communities and all they do to ensure children are cared for and supported to thrive.

During the fortnight your local fostering team will be hosting a range of events and we'll be sharing real-life stories on our social media pages from foster carers to celebrate our fostering community.

Our fostering communities project provides local peer support to small groups of foster carers. This helps you, your family and your fostered children make links within the wider fostering network so that your support network is strengthened.  Foster carers involved in fostering communities benefit from 1:1 support from other carers, social gatherings and informal babysitting that is provided. Find out more about fostering with Lancashire.

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Our fostering mentoring scheme pairs you with an experienced foster carer mentor from the later stages of your foster carer assessment and during your first year of fostering. The scheme provides you with additional support, giving you the reassurance that someone is always there for you. Your mentor will be there to listen and offer advice and support when you need it.

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Join Lancashire's fostering community today and transform a child's life. Our team are ready to support and guide you through every stage of your fostering journey, from your application to approval and beyond. Our foster carers come from all walks of life and areas of the county. They provide a range of skills to meet the varied needs of all children in our care. Find out more about our assessment process.

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Get in touch today

We'd love to know more about you and how you can support a child.

There is no typical foster carer – we need people with stability, love and resourcefulness who can help a child with whatever needs they may have. 

Get in touch today to find out how you can make a positive difference to a child near you and give them the best start in life.

We welcome applications from all parts of our diverse Lancashire community. Whatever your race, gender, sexuality, living arrangements, faith, age and employment status we want to hear from you. You'll need to be over 21, and living in or close to Lancashire.

Enquire about fostering

If you'd prefer to speak to someone then give our friendly team a call on 0300 123 6723.

 

Increased allowances

In recognition of the valuable work of foster carers and increasing costs, we raised our allowances on 1 April 2022. Newly approved foster carers can expect to receive between £339 and £447 per week, for each child they care for.

If you have considered fostering before but weren't sure you could afford it, please get in touch and find out if it could now be a viable option for you.

Enquire about fostering

If you'd prefer to speak to someone then give us a call on 0300 123 6723.