Plea for families to foster

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Action for Children has launched a new fostering service and is encouraging people in Lancashire to consider becoming carers.

Transform is a therapeutic foster placement programme for children who have encountered severe disruption, abuse or trauma in their lives. The placement aims to give children stability in their lives, helping them to grow and develop in a family home environment.

With an estimated shortage of 1,200 carers in the North West, the charity is urgently calling for Lancashire people to consider joining the programme.

Sue Atkinson-Millmoor, children’s placements manager at Action for Children, said: “Transform uses a range of therapeutic techniques to help children who have experienced severe disruption in their young lives to heal.

“The aim of this type of foster care is to give children who often display significant and challenging behaviour the support they need to fulfil their potential.”

To find out more, call Action for Children on 0845 200 5162 or visit