INTERESTED IN FOSTERING IN BLACKPOOL?
We’re desperately in need of foster carers in your area. If you’re a Blackpool resident with an empty room and a nurturing nature, you could be our next star foster carer. Foster carers help to provide short or long term care to young people in need. They play a vital role in ensuring young people throughout the north west are cared for if their birth family are no longer able to care for them.
Children and young people may need a foster home for a number of different reasons. It may be that there is a family illness and they need short term care, they may need emergency respite or weekend breaks, or some may need to be placed in foster care for months or even years until they reach adult age. Whatever their situation, at Lorimer Fostering, our aim is to match children to suitable families. Likewise, we want to make sure our foster carers find the type of fostering that best suits them and then support them through their journey.
HOW DO I BECOME A FOSTER CARER IN BLACKPOOL?
If you’re interested in taking the next step, we encourage you to get in touch with Lorimer Fostering for a friendly, informal chat. This will give you a chance to ask any questions you might have. We will also tell you a little bit more about who we are and how we work. If you’d still like to go ahead, you will meet with a social worker who will get to know you and your family and then make a decision about your suitability for fostering.
WHO CAN BE A FOSTER CARER?
We welcome people from all walks of life and recognise the benefit a diverse range of foster carers brings to the children. You can find out more about who can become a foster carer by clicking on the link. In order to be eligible, you must:
- Be over the age of 21
- Have a spare room in your home
- Be committed to helping others
If your kids have flown the nest, then fostering can be a great way to give back to your community and offer a safe, warm and supportive environment to a young person.
WHY IS FOSTERING IN BLACKPOOL ESSENTIAL?
It’s important for young people going into foster care that things remain as normal as possible. This means, whenever possible, we want to ensure that children stay in the same school and don’t have to move too far away from their family home. We are always looking for foster carers in and around Blackpool to place local children in local foster homes.
HOW MUCH IS THE BLACKPOOL FOSTERING ALLOWANCE?
Foster caring is a diverse career path with many challenges and hurdles but it also brings with it many rewards and a sense of achievement. Through your expertise and training, you can help support and guide a young person during a very confusing time of their life. That in itself is a huge reward! However, we also want to make sure our foster carers are adequately compensated for the amazing work that they do.
In addition to receiving a weekly allowance to help towards the cost of taking care of a child, we also pay an additional stipend to the foster carer for their hard work and dedication. On average, foster carers receive £400 per week for the first child in their care and then £355 for subsequent placements. You can read more about our foster care pay here.
WHAT SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE?
At Lorimer Fostering we believe that every child deserves the best chance in life. To help make this a reality, we provide our foster carers with excellent training, access to support groups, 24 hour support and enjoy a close partnership with Blackpool Council and other statutory agencies.
If you need help with the fostering process or have questions or queries about being foster carer contact us by either calling 08700 38 77 99 or get the process started by filling in your details below.