Foster Children Have Hopes and Dreams.

Help make them a reality

Welcome to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

At Blackburn with Darwen Council, it’s our job to make sure children are healthy, safe and happy. Moving children and young people from their family and home environment can be distressing and they may not fully understand why it is happening. We do our best to match their needs with foster carers’ skills and experience from the start so that we can give them as much stability as possible and avoid the need for them to have multiple placements. This means we need a large and varied pool of foster carers to choose from to make the best match possible for each child/young person.

We are joining forces for the first time with 4 other local authorities, Blackpool Council, Cumberland Council, Lancashire County Council and Westmorland and Furness Council, to provide the best start for anyone interested in exploring the opportunity of foster care.

Supported by the Department for Education, we are combining our knowledge, skills and expertise to provide the best experience for prospective foster carers, existing foster carers and the children they care for through our hub.



Take a look at our stories and find out more about what fostering means for children near you.



If you'd like the opportunity to chat with someone about fostering there are information events across the region. To find one near you take a look at our events page.



There are many different types of fostering, there may even one that appeals to you, find out more.

Are you Interested in becoming a foster carer for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council?