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New technology to enhance support for children and families in Lancashire

A new Family Hub Information Sharing Service is being established at Lancashire County Council to help services and partners share information and deliver cohesive support to children, young people and families.

Smiling 2 year old child

Lancashire parents encouraged to check eligibility for funded education and childcare places for two-year-olds

Lancashire County Council is encouraging parents to check their eligibility for a range of funded early education and childcare for two-year-old children.

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Call for more Lancashire foster carers

More foster carers who can foster brothers and sisters are urgently needed.

Freddie with foster carers Barry and Elaine

Freddie bowled over by Afghan wonder-kid who is turning cricket into his own field of dreams

When it comes to cricket, Freddie Flintoff has done it all! In 2005, Freddie’s career culminated in match winning performances which meant that England regained the Ashes.

Jacqui Old has been appointed as Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services for Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council welcomes new Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services

Lancashire County Council has appointed Jacqui Old to the role of Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services.


New increased allowances for fostering and adoption panel members

Increased allowances to ensure the county council can recruit skilled and experienced fostering and adoption panel members are set to be introduced.

Brunshaw Primary School

Cabinet to approve permanent raising of the age range at Brunshaw Primary School

Councillors are expected to approve plans to permanently raise the age range at Brunshaw Primary School in Burnley due to low and reducing numbers of children applying to its nursery.

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New adoption campaign to find parents for children who have waited the longest

An adoption campaign to find parents for children in Lancashire and Blackpool who face the greatest delays in finding a permanent home has launched today (Wednesday 29 June).


Lancashire to create Family Hubs to provide vital support for local families

Lancashire County Council has allocated £1.4m in funding to implement a Family Hub network alongside families, charitable, faith, voluntary and statutory service partners across the county.

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Looked After Children Team are safeguarding stars!

Lancashire Healthy Young People and Families Service's dedicated Looked After Children Team has received special recognition for going the extra mile to support children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Platinum Jubilee countdown continues

The countdown to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee is now on and people are gearing up to mark the special weekend.

Neighbourhood Week

Lancashire welcomes families back to its neighbourhood centres to mark a special week

From 16 May, Lancashire County Council is celebrating Neighbourhood Week, a chance to welcome communities back to its neighbourhood centres.