Fostering can be tough but using the training providing and your own skills fostering can be one of the most rewarding things you can do. Making a real differnce to a child’s life, offering stability and support through the most troubled time in their lives.
Blackburn with Darwen offers full training and support, a generous payment package, your own Social Worker who will be there with you every step of the way and the chance to be part of a team that is passionate about making a real difference to children and young people in our area.
There is a national shortage of foster carers, so there has never been a more important time to start your fostering journey. With record numbers of children in care and around 13 per cent of the foster carer workforce retiring or leaving every year, The Fostering Network estimates that fostering services across the UK need to recruit at least a further 8,600 foster families in the next 12 months alone.
Thats 1190 fostering households in the North West where there is particular need for foster carers to look after teenagers and sibling groups.