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New campaign launched to encourage fostering or adoption in Lancashire

Could you foster or adopt a child?
Could you foster or adopt a child?

Lancashire County Council is always encouraging people to consider fostering or adoption, but this month there’s an added focus on finding people with the launch of a new summer campaign.

Running until Monday, August 27, the theme of the campaign is permanence and will highlight the commitment of those who have successfully kept children on a long-term basis, including into adulthood.

County Councillor Susie Charles, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, said: “We need people to provide stable and loving homes for children and young people who cannot live with their own families, both on a temporary and permanent basis.

“We always need more foster carers and adoptive parents from all walks of life, and I want to remind people that we welcome applications from people of all ages, single, married, cohabiting, in same-sex relationships, with or without their own children, working or not.

“To be considered as foster carers or adoptive parents, people need to be over 21, and living in or close to Lancashire.”

To find out more call 0300 123 6723. Visit lancashire.gov.uk/adoption or www.lancashire.gov.uk/fostering.