Let’s Foster for Blackburn with Darwen is proud to be a part of You Can Foster. This initiative has brought other Local Authorities together to try and recruit more foster carers by pooling our resources.
With record numbers of children in care and around 13 per cent of the foster carer workforce is retiring or leaving every year, The Fostering Network estimates that fostering services across the UK need to recruit at least a further 8,100 foster families in the next 12 months alone.
There is a particular need for foster carers to look after teenagers and sibling groups.
In the North West there are around 9,000 children living in foster care. We particularly need to recruit foster carers for certain groups of children including:
- Brothers and sisters
- Older children and young people
- Children from black and ethnic minority backgrounds
- Children that will be in foster care long term
- Children who need more specialist care
If you want to find out more about the different types of fostering then check through our pages and if you have any more questions call us today on 0800 328 6919 and we will be with you every step of the way.