Blackpool Council foster carers launch a new Foster Carers Association (FCA).
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The Blackpool Foster Carers Association will be run independently by a committee of local foster carers for local foster carers, tapping into the welcoming and friendly fostering community to share experiences and provide valuable peer support.
The aim is to provide foster carers with a shared space where they can discuss any issues they might want to bring forward with Blackpool Council’s fostering service to progress changes for local fostering families.
This will help to improve and strengthen relationships between foster carers and the fostering service, giving carers an opportunity to influence services and enhance the support and guidance offered to them.
The committee is planning to host fun and inclusive events for the whole family.
Dave is Chair of the Blackpool Foster Carers Association and has been fostering with us for nine years.
At the launch event, foster carers heard from Cllr Michele Scott, elected member representative on Blackpool’s Fostering Panel, as well as Blackpool Council’s Service Manager for Fostering, Planning for Permanence and Connected Care, Mel Boothman, and Danielle McMahon, Team Manager for Fostering Recruitment and Assessment.
Cllr Scott said:
Cllr Jim Hobson, Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Care, said:
We need foster carers more than ever, and especially those willing to look after siblings, older children, and children and young people with complex emotional and physical needs.
If you have what it takes to be a foster carer or know someone who might be suitable then please get in touch.