Blackburn with Darwen's FCA

Do You Want To Be Part Of Something More?

Blackburn with Darwen carers are all part of their very own Foster Carers Association. They have the opportunity to meet regularly away from supervising social workers or fostering managers to discuss any issues they might want to bring forward.

They also hold multiple social events throughout the year where families can come together and enjoy the more social side of being a foster carer with friends and colleagues.

Blackburn with Darwen Foster Care Association is run by Foster Carers and their Families. Founded in 2001 they have developed a range of support, advice, activities, and training services for Carers, their Families and the children in their care in the Blackburn with Darwen area.

Children in care have complex needs due to experiencing different forms of abuse and neglect, whether it be alcohol and drug abuse or witnessing domestic violence.

Blackburn with Darwen Foster Care Association offer help, support, guidance and education to all Carers and their families to provide a better outcome for these children and to provide a better future.

The aim is to promote the professionalism of foster carers and seek appreciation of the significant role they play in managing the care of children and young adults. Working closely with the local authority to promote the role of fostering to the wider community in recognition of the major shortage of carers and the day to day challenges they face.

The overall aim of all foster carers is to provide secure and happy homes for the children in our care with acknowledgement that the child’s welfare is paramount.



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?