Welcome to our Fostering Team
Fostering in Blackburn
Foster carers perform a vital role in the local community. Fostering can be extremely rewarding, as it concerns the essential care and support of vulnerable children. Becoming part of our Blackburn fostering agency is a significant contribution to a child or young person who, through no fault of their own, can’t live with their own family. Fostering in Blackburn aims to supply the attention and stability they need at this difficult point in their lives.
The Care 4 Children team is a unique Blackburn foster care agency, as it offers an extremely personal service with multifaceted assistance for those who take part, with support for every step of the process.
Members of our Blackburn fostering agency team receive many benefits from us, including comprehensive training and the “Skills to Foster” course, along with opportunities to develop skills, plus a generous financial allowance. A social worker is assigned to help those fostering in Blackburn and there will be regular appointments for discussion of any issues that might arise regarding the children that have become part of your household.
Additionally, there will be support groups for carers and their families, and membership of both the Foster Carers Association and the Fostering Network, with its extensive resources.
Blackburn is a multicultural place, and it is our desire to attract a diverse range of people into our Blackburn foster care agency, in order to reflect the area’s varied cultures. We welcome different kinds of life experiences in our applicants, as long as they have big hearts, a spare bedroom and a willingness to make a difference to the lives of children at risk, some of whom may have special needs, siblings, or come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Some of our children need a long-term home, but whether it is for several years or just a few nights, fostering gives vulnerable children a loving environment to help them face their challenges, and this also enriches the lives of those who provide it.