Foster families urgently required – help us recruit for a £100 reward

Blackpool Council is recruiting foster carers for children of all ages and for brothers and sisters who need a loving, safe and caring home with a foster family. Foster children have hopes and dreams too - you can help make them a reality. 

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The fostering team will be hosting a recruitment event exclusively for staff members, their friends and family.

This will take place on Wednesday 1 March at Tower Coffee Company (located on the ground floor of Bickerstaffe Square, Talbot Road).

Attendees are welcome to drop in any time between 2 until 7pm. The team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about fostering and information packs will be available to take away. Refreshments and biscuits will be provided, this is a chance to have an informal chat with one of our friendly workers and find out more.

As a foster carer you will receive

  • Relevant training prior to and post registration
  • Ongoing 24 hour support from qualified staff outside usual office hours and during public holidays
  • Peer support from existing foster carers
  • A dedicated and fully qualified supervising social worker who will be allocated to you and your family
  • A tax free allowance of up to £250 per week for each child placed with you                    

All we ask is you have a spare bedroom and plenty of love and energy to support a child. You can be a single applicant, have children already and there is no upper age limit.

As a special incentive, we are offering all successful applications that are approved to become foster carers (for each friend / family member you recommend to us) a £100 reward*. We have local children who require loving foster carers, so please help to support our service in increasing the number available and spread the word to anyone you may think would be interested.

If you would like more information please contact the Fostering Team on 01253 477888, email, or look around the rest of our website for a full calendar of events taking place throughout 2017. 

We hope to see you there. 

*£100 cash reward will be provided to named recommender upon successful approval of applicants. There is no limit to the number of people you can recommend.