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An appeal has been launched to find a home for two sisters

Special appeal to find loving, permanent home for two sisters

Adoption Lancashire and Blackpool help children of all ages find loving families. This year, they are especially in need of people who could adopt very young children, with 85% of the children ready for adoption aged under 4, and almost half aged under two.

Dame Andrea with little Hazel-Rose, Leah and Lee-4

'Best Start in Life' children's service is visited by Dame Andrea Leadsom

A ground-breaking service which aims to give children the Best Start in Life has been visited by Dame Andrea Leadsom, who saw first-hand the difference it is making to families' lives.

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Myth-busting campaign aims to highlight who can be a foster carer

There’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ foster carer, according to a new campaign launched by Lancashire County Council.

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Cabinet to consider series of proposals to create more school places in Preston

A series of projects that aim to create hundreds of new school places in Preston will go before Lancashire County Council's cabinet this week.

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New director of Education, Skills and Culture to join Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council has appointed Paul Turner to the role of Director of Education, Skills and Culture.

2024 adoption campaign

New Year, new family? Adoption could help your family grow in 2024

Have you considered starting 2024 by growing your family through adoption?

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Many more families to get 15 hours free childcare for their two-year-olds

From 2 January, most Lancashire parents of two-year-olds will be able to apply for government-funded childcare with a local nursery, childminder or pre school starting in April 2024.

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Festive fun at Lancashire's Family Hubs

As Christmas draws closer, children, young people and families have been enjoying a host of festive fun at Family Hubs across Lancashire.

Talkzone 30th anniversary

Talkzone service celebrates 30 years of helping young people in Lancashire

Talkzone, an anonymous talking service for children and young people across Lancashire, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week.

Winter HAF

Book your free place now on Lancashire's Winter HAF programme

Families across Lancashire are being urged to not delay and book places for children on one of the many holiday activities and food (HAF) clubs taking place over the Christmas holidays.


New festive campaign celebrates the best of fostering

An advent calendar style campaign which highlights the joys of fostering is running throughout December.

Representatives from some of the organisations to be awarded the Working with Trauma Quality Mark

National recognition for county council's Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Lancashire County Council's Children and Family Wellbeing Service has received national recognition for its work around trauma informed practices – the first Early Help service in England to receive this accreditation.