Our foster carers come from all different backgrounds, single and married, gay and straight, different religions, ages, ethnicities and more. Some work while they foster, others foster full time and some already have children of their own. What they all have in common is the desire to make a difference in a child's life.
We look after over 2,000 children who also come from varying backgrounds and come into care for a range of reasons. Some may have suffered neglect and abuse. The best way we can care for them is to find foster families where they will be safe, secure and happy.
Following Foster Care Fortnight we wanted to share a very special poem written by Barry Richardson, one of our foster carers. "Fostering Changes Lives" is read by ten of our wonderful carers.
Our carers tell us in their own words what made them decide to become foster carers and what's involved.
Real profiles of some of our children and how they have blossomed with support from their foster family.
Over the next few weeks our foster carer Marieta Birt will be sharing her weekly diary with us, to give a real-life look at fostering.
Becoming a parent and child foster carer for Lancashire means that you can help our most vulnerable child and support local families to remain together. Read more about the experiences of our parent and child foster carers.
Read more about the experiences of foster carers who foster teenagers. They share their experiences of fostering teenagers and the support they have been able to give older children and teenagers to make a real difference at a crucial time in their lives.
Interested in fostering with us? We'd love to hear from you.
If you'd prefer to speak to someone then give us a call on
0300 123 6723