Over 2,000 children and young people are currently being looked after here in Lancashire, including older children and sibling groups, so there is always a need a recruit more foster carers.
To start the year Lancashire County Council is running a campaign to encourage more people to come forward to become foster carers. The campaign is called 'foster with us and create memories' and features a range of youngsters carrying out activities which fostered children often don't get a chance to experience – such as learning to bake a cake, play football or appear in a play. The purpose of the create memories theme is to show potential foster carers the difference they can make to a young person's life in quite small ways.
Fostering is a great way to help children and young people enjoy a normal life and flourish in a safe and loving family environment. Being a foster carer is a tremendously rewarding and emotionally uplifting experience - you are making a real difference to someone's life. As a Lancashire County Council foster carer you'll receive local support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, initial and ongoing training, and a generous allowance.
To find out more about fostering with Lancashire County Council:
- Visit lancashire.gov.uk/fostering and complete a short online enquiry form
- Telephone 0300 123 6723
- Follow @lancashirecc and search #LancsFostering
- Like @lancashirecc from your Facebook profile and look out for #LancsFostering posts.