Thinking of fostering?

Call 0800 009 6399

Join Our Coffee Morning!

Could you be a foster care hero?

Do you think you possess the qualities needed to be a carer?

Are you patient? Motivated? Compassionate?

Keen to make a difference in a child or young person’s life?

If you’re interested and would like to know more about becoming a foster carer, join us for our coffee morning on Saturday 6th June, from 10am. This gathering will be an ideal opportunity for all those interested in foster caring to meet some of the Perpetual Fostering Team, talk to some current carers, and ask any questions about becoming a foster carer.

We’ll be meeting at Lostock Parish Church in Lancashire, and extend a warm welcome for all to join us. Come along anytime from 10am – 1pm, have a coffee and a chat with our team.

Whether you just have questions, have started an application, or are already a brand new carer, we’d love to meet with you and find out how we can help on your journey as a foster carer.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lostock Parish Church, Tempest Road, Lostock, Lancashire BL6 4EL

You might have heard the term “street smart” a few times in conversation or in a lesson at school, but what does it actually mean? If you’re street smart, it means you know how to stay safe when you’re out and about. It’s very important to make sure that you’re street smart because there are a lot of dangers when you’re out in public if you are not with your carer, parent or another family member.

This doesn’t mean that you should be scared every time you go outside or that you shouldn’t want to go outside anymore, it just means that you should know how to look after yourself if you’re out alone.

Strangers

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Stranger Danger’ and it’s important that you take this phrase seriously. Anyone you do not know is a stranger. Whilst this doesn’t mean you should be afraid of other people, it means you should just be careful and that you should know what to do if a stranger approaches you. If an adult who you do not know approaches you whilst you’re out and asks you to help them with something or come with them to look at something, do not go with them. You should walk the other way, go to a safe place or call your carer or parent.

Getting around

When you’re walking home from school or to the park with a friend, how careful are you when you cross the road or wait at a pedestrian crossing? Before crossing a road you should wait and look both ways to see if there is any oncoming traffic. Always try to cross at a pedestrian crossing if you can. As well as looking out for vehicles such as cars or trucks, you should be wary of cyclists and buses as you may not have realised that they were heading the same way as you or that they’re travelling down the road you’re just about to cross.

Stay alert and street smart, and above all, stay safe!