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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.

LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2023 is an ideal opportunity to show our support for the campaign and to encourage more people to find out about fostering.

Led by New Family Social, LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2023 runs from 6-10 March.

We need more LGBTQ+ applicants to explore fostering in Blackpool. 

We are looking for people who can offer stability, love and resourcefulness and who can help a child with whatever needs they may have.

There is no typical foster carer – our carers come from all backgrounds and bring a wide range of life and work experience.

You don’t have to be married or have a partner either, we have lots of superb single foster carers.

Welcoming and friendly

Adrian and his husband have recently transferred to Blackpool Council from an independent fostering agency.

The couple fostered in London for seven years before moving to Lancashire. Once approved, the couple will become respite foster carers for the council and look after children and young people for short periods of time.

Adrian said: “We’ve had a very positive experience so far with Blackpool Council. It was relatively easy to transfer and the council have been really responsive.

“Blackpool has been very welcoming and the town has got its own vibe going on. There haven't been any barriers.

“We both work full-time, and the fostering team have been quite flexible with us with the assessment process working around us. Things link and work together which is great as you don’t get that flexibility at some places.

“The matching process seems to be a lot more tailored to the carer, matching the person with the child and taking into account what you can do as a foster carer.”

If you have what it takes to be a foster carer or know someone who might be suitable then please get in touch.