News and events

Fostering open event information sessions 2019

Come along to one of our regular informal information evenings to find out more about fostering. The aim of the sessions is to help you decide whether to take the next step.

They are held once a month at Blackpool Sports Centre, Blackpool, FY3 9HQ. 

On each date listed below, the session times are as follows:

Fostering session 5pm - 7.30pm

You don't have to attend the entire session, you can call in at a time that is convenient to yourself. Our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The remaining dates for 2019 are as follows:

  • 10 December

We look forward to meeting you. 

If you'd like further information about our events or details about fostering in general why not use our online contact form, email  or call our friendly team on 01253 477888. 


2019 events 

More than a hundred Blackpool Council foster carers attended a celebration evening at the Winter Gardens earlier this year.  

The evening was a thank you to Blackpool foster carers for their ongoing service and dedication to local children.  

Winter Gardens event

Foster carers were told how Blackpool has a longstanding reputation of caring for children with the town playing a pivotal role in the war effort. The resort hosted 35,000 children who were evacuated between 1939-1945.

Like host families almost 80 years ago, Blackpool foster carers open their homes and their hearts to local children in need of care and protection.  

Neil Jack thanked foster carers for acting as positive role models to children, offering them care, love and inspiration.

In Blackpool we currently have approximately 160 registered foster families who are caring for some of the most vulnerable members of our society.  

We are keen to hear from people who are interested in caring for a child. If you know anyone who might be interested in becoming a foster carer for Blackpool Council, ask them to contact the fostering team on 01253 477888 or email or come along to one of our monthly open evenings at Blackpool Sports Centre, Stanley Park.  

Flossie the bear

Earlier this year, Flossie the Bear went to meet the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool for 2018-2019 at the Town Hall and tell them all about fostering. They were joined by Alan, a foster carer for Blackpool Council.