About us



Join Cumbria's biggest family

Talk to any of our foster carers and they'll tell you about the rewards and satisfaction fostering gives them. Helping to make even a small difference to a child's life is hugely satisfying.

It could be improving their attendance at school. It could be seeing them smile for the first time or the spark of inspiration in their eyes when you take them on their first day trip. Right now in Cumbria, you are living near to children who need your help.

We believe that all children and young people have the right to be healthy, happy and safe; to be loved, valued and respected; and to have high hopes for their future.

We already support over 275 foster families, but with over 725 children needing foster families we're always looking for more people to join in. If you have room to spare in your home and a lifestyle that has room for a child, then why not become part of Cumbria's biggest family?

Foster with us

For the first time we have joined forces with three other local authorities, Blackpool Council, Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council, to provide the best start for anyone interested in exploring the opportunity of foster care.

Supported by the Department for Education, we are combining our knowledge, skills and expertise to provide the best experience for prospective foster carers, existing foster carers and the children they care for through our hub.

Get in touch

If you're thinking about fostering then we'd love to help.