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Honouring our dedicated foster carers

We recently held our spring foster carer forum and celebrated our long-serving carers

We recently held our spring foster carer forum where we shared updates, news and best practice with our hard-working foster carers.

It was great to see everyone in person in the stunning Renaissance Room at the Winter Gardens.

Foster carers were able to share and talk through anything relating to their experiences of fostering.

The event also created opportunities for new foster carers to make links with others and form networks with those fostering with Blackpool Council.

Regular meetings

Held quarterly, the forum events provide foster carers in Blackpool and social workers with an opportunity to chat freely in an informal meeting.

Foster carers can give each other peer-to-peer support as well as make suggestions about how the service can be improved.

The foster carer forums are held locally to ensure that they are accessible and convenient for carers to attend.

The events help promote and nurture a community spirit, which often leads to other group activities.

Long service awards

During the event, our fostering team presented a bouquet of flowers to some of our long serving foster carers.

Whilst we celebrated those who have been fostering with Blackpool for 15 years or more, we’d also like to recognise the commitment of all our foster carers for their hard work and dedication to change the lives of vulnerable children in Blackpool.

We are proud of our foster carers and admire the way that they provide the love, care and consistency that is so vital to nurturing our children and giving them a safe place to grow and thrive. Their contribution is invaluable.

Thanks to all those who came along!

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a foster carer, please get in touch and find out more.