Hundreds of children and young people in Lancashire need foster care for many different reasons and lengths of time. Their ages range from birth to 18, and they are from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Some have disabilities. Some are brothers and sisters who need to live together.
Each child is individual and will react differently to their experiences. Some will be angry, anxious, confused or afraid, which may lead to them being withdrawn or displaying challenging behaviour. Others may be relieved to be in a safe place.
The following are real profiles of some of our children living with foster carers:
Alex is 12 years old and came into foster care as an emergency placement when he was five years old.
Finn came into foster care as an 11 month old baby. He had been very neglected, was under stimulated and developmentally delayed.
Georgia, aged 9, came into foster care as there were concerns about her safety and she was not meeting her milestones due to being isolated.
Halima is a care leaver, she was in a long term placement with her brother and maintains contact with her fostering family.
Luke, aged 16 and Daniel, aged 11, have been with their foster family for three years following a long history of neglect.
Poppy, aged 16, has been in foster care for 18 months and has suffered much bereavement in her short life.
Ryan, aged 14, has severe autism and learning difficulties and has been in living with this foster family most of his young life.
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