Could you foster?

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Do you think you could join the hundreds of foster carers doing the “best job in the world”, sharing their lives with children who need a home?

Those interested in finding out more are invited to have a cup of tea and a chat with experienced social workers at an information evening on Tuesday, November 10th at 6 pm at Parent and Child Support Service, 325 Burnley Road, Colne, BB8 8LA. Everyone is welcome.

Lancashire County Council acts as the “corporate” parent for about 1,600 children and young people from birth to 18. All of these children and young people need homes where they can feel wanted, safe, and secure.

The county council are currently recruiting foster carers to look after the children who come through their social work teams every week, from newborn babies to teenagers. They would particularly welcome enquiries from anyone able to provide care and support to school age children and siblings groups.

If you are over 21, have a spare room available and want to work with children in your own home, becoming a foster carer for your Local Authority could be a real option. A generous allowance, excellent support and training is available to the right people for the job.

Those unable to come along on the night can call their friendly fostering recruitment team on 0300 123 6723 or visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/fostering