Our fostering information events

Speak to our friendly team and foster carers 

Thinking about fostering and not sure where to start? Our online information events are a great chance to find out more about fostering from the comfort of your home; offering you the opportunity to watch a short presentation on fostering with our service and to find out more about the support and training we offer, the approval process and the types of foster care schemes we run. Following the presentation you will have a chance to hear from our experienced foster carers and to ask us any questions you may have. 

Our face to face drop-in sessions and stands offer the chance to speak to our friendly team and carers and to make an expression of interest in fostering or take some information home with you. 

Wherever you are on your fostering journey we'd love you to join us!

Upcoming events near you

No need to book a place at our drop-ins, just come along to an event near you or email us to book a place on our online information events:

  • Wednesday 19 June - Join our virtual information event between 6pm and 7pm and watch a short presentation on fostering and speak to our friendly team and carers. To book a place on our event please email claire.crisp@cumberland.gov.uk before 12pm on Tuesday 18 June.
  • Friday 5 July – Come along to our information stand at the Forum in Barrow from 12pm to 1.30pm and chat to our team and carers.
  • Saturday 6 July - Visit our information stand at Skelton Show 2024 which takes place at Old Park at Hutton in the Forest near Penrith, from 10am to 4pm and speak to our team and carers.
  • Wednesday 10 July - Information drop in at the Sustainability Meeting Room at Ingwell Hall at Westlakes Science Park from 12pm to 2pm. No need to book, just stop by for a chat and pick up some information leaflets.
  • Friday 12 July – Come along to our fostering information drop-in at Costa Coffee on Steelman’s Walk in Workington from 1pm to 2pm and speak to our friendly team and carers.
  • Wednesday 31 July – Visit our information stand at North Lonsdale Show 2024  at Lindal Cote Farm, Lindal (LA12 0TG), from 10am onwards and speak to our team about fostering.
  • Wednesday 7 August - Visit our information stand at Cartmel Show 2024 which takes place at Cartmel Park (LA11 6QF), from 10am to 3pm and speak to our team and carers.

Get in touch

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