Private Fostering

Private FosteringWhat is Private Fostering? Private fostering is the term used when someone who is not a parent or a ‘close relative'(eg. great aunt, cousin, mum’s friend or a neighbour) is looking after a child or young person under the age of 16 (under 18 if they are disabled) for 28 days or more in their own home.…

Vital contribution of thousands of foster families highlighted during coronavirus

Every day nearly 55,000 foster families across the UK are giving 65,000 fostered children and young people a loving, secure and stable home, and this commitment from foster families is ongoing during the coronavirus outbreak. The UK’s leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, is using this year’s Foster Care FortnightTM to raise awareness of the…

Shared Lives Scheme

Shared Lives SchemeWho can use Shared Lives? Shared Lives is for adults aged 18 or over who need help and support. They may be: A person with a learning disability A person with a physical disability A person with mental health problems A person with other health or sensory difficulties A person who is unable…

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Our Children

Meet Some Of The Children From Blackburn With Darwen Who Need Their Forever HomeChange Your Life And Theirs There are all sorts of reasons why children and young people sometimes need to be looked after in foster homes. Some may have been neglected or harmed by their families. Others may need care while their parents…