Fostering stories

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 to a local child and be able to provide a safe, loving home.

You may already have children or enjoy working with children, but experience isn't necessary as we provide extensive training and support for our carers.

The children we look after 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. 

If you like to help a local child and make a difference in Lancashire, please get in touch with us via or enquiry form or call us on 0300 019 0200 to start your fostering journey.

"When I first enquired I was nervous that I would not meet the criteria to be a foster carer as I am single and was working full time. I had also suffered from a period of anxiety and had to take time off work. Another worry was that I rent my property but the team quickly reassured me that you do not have to be a homeowner to be a foster carer.”



Fostering changes lives

Here we 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.


Real-life fostering stories

Foster carers

Our carers tell us in their own words what made them decide to become foster carers and what's involved.

Children and young people

Real profiles of some of our children and how they have blossomed with support from their foster family.