Plea for more foster parents

Coun Matthew Tomlinson

Coun Matthew Tomlinson

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Fylde folk are being urged to consider becoming foster parents in a drive dedicated to helping young children in need.

With around 20 Lancashire children needing homes each week, Lancashire County Council is asking people to come forward in Foster Care Fortnight.

We have an excellent package of support to help foster carers in their role

County Coun Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “Homes are particularly needed for teenagers and groups of siblings to give them the love and support they deserve while they can’t live with their families.

“We have an excellent package of support to help foster carers in their role, including local support groups, flexible training, a dedicated social worker and out-of-hours support. There are a number of events where you can come along, speak to current foster carers and find out more about what’s involved.”

Call 0300 123 6723 or visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/fostering