Short Breaks

Could you become a short break foster carer?

Blackburn with Darwen’s Lets Foster service are looking for people who can offer some regular commitment to providing short breaks to support a child or young person at risk of coming into care.

This can mean anything from an overnight stay to a period of several months. Short-term foster carers provide a temporary place to stay until the child can return home to their own family or a longer-term fostering placement or adoption arrangement can be made.

Short break arrangements are based on the needs of the child and can vary from:

• A night or so per week

• A regular weekend ie once or twice a month

• Part of a school holiday

• A specific period of time

If you have a spare bedroom and feel that you can help a child or young person then we want to hear from you.



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?