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Welcome to Blackpool Council's fostering blog

Our blog is home to a collection of stories, achievements, useful advice, and hand-picked fostering tips. We hope you enjoy reading our articles.

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New film shows any of us can foster

Any Of Us… because it really can be. That’s the message of a powerful new fostering film – any of us can foster a child or young person, if you have the capacity to care.

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Who can foster?

There can be a lot of misconceptions about what it takes to be a foster carer but don't rule yourself out too soon!

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LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2023

We're proud to support LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2023, a national campaign that aims to bring together the UK’s adoption and foster care agencies with LGBTQ+ potential applicants.

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Change a life in 2023

The start of the new year provides the perfect opportunity to think about making a change so why not consider becoming a foster carer?