Stories and News
Tuesday 17 January 2023
We've partnered with John Lewis the creators of the viral video 'The Beginner', to hold a range of drop-in events.
Thursday 05 January 2023
In 2022 we celebrated some amazing stories and achievements from a wide range of foster carers. From new foster carers to some who were retiring after 40 plus years! We look forward to more special recognition awards in 2023!
Monday 12 December 2022
This December we welcomed nearly 900 children and foster carers to St George’s Hall and Anfield for our annual Children’s Christmas parties.
Saturday 01 October 2022
On Wednesday 28th September, we were delighted to launch our 'Stand by me' art exhibition at the Liverpool Parish Church!
Thursday 21 July 2022
Our Wellbeing and Cooking Course is a 6 week course for foster carers to focus on wellbeing, come together as a group, and make some new and different recipes for all the family to try!
Monday 09 May 2022
Foster Care Fortnight (9th-22nd May) is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the transformational power of foster care and to celebrate the fostering community.
Monday 09 May 2022
See the wonderful entries to our STAND BY ME Children's Art competition, which will be brought to life by a local artist and displayed across the city for everyone to see how brilliant they are!
Tuesday 02 November 2021
We're currently running a 10 week Nurturing course for some of our foster carers and we're delighted to have such positive feedback.
Tuesday 31 August 2021
A foster carer shares a story of a child's first day at a new school, and their insights into ways of helping a child feel less anxious or worried about the 'big day',
Thursday 17 June 2021
Liverpool foster carer Hayley shares her experiences of using play therapy to help an 8 year old boy explore and express his emotions.
Thursday 13 May 2021
During Foster Care Fortnight™ (10-21st May) we have been sharing stories, quotes, messages of thanks, and even our best dance moves, to raise awareness and spread the word about the rewards of fostering and our need for more foster carers in Liverpool.
Monday 12 April 2021
Foster Carer Phil blogs about the role of birth children within a fostering family.
Thursday 01 April 2021
16 year old Katy has lived with her foster carer Debbie for nearly 4 years. Katy shares a beautifully written story about finding Jake, her 'Fur-Ever' friend.
Thursday 04 March 2021
On World Book Day, fostering Phil shares his thoughts about famous book characters and why we identify with them so much. "Until we started fostering, I’d never realised how many of our literary and film heroes don’t live with their Mum and Dad."
Thursday 25 February 2021
During Pride Month, we share a blog from a same sex fostering couple, as a reminder that all foster children need is to be part of a loving family in a safe and happy home.
Friday 12 February 2021
On Valentines 2021, we wanted to share some wonderful, heart warming (& breaking!) letters from some of our children and young people to their foster carers and to themselves.
Wednesday 16 December 2020
Some lovely thoughts from the Mum of a foster carer, who remembers the first Christmas when their foster child came to visit.
Tuesday 15 December 2020
Phil tell's us why they got their first Christmas as a foster family wrong and how now it’s become a tradition to consider the ‘true meaning of Christmas’.
Wednesday 14 October 2020
In Black History Month, Foster carer Alison shared with us how she proactively encourages Elle to feel positive and proud of her ethnic and cultural background.
Tuesday 13 October 2020
3 years ago Ana arrived in the U.K. as a 12 year old unaccompanied asylum seeker, with her two sisters. After finding the perfect foster carer and home with Linda, Ana has passed all her GCSE’s with outstanding results!
Thursday 08 October 2020
Liverpool Foster Carer, Alison, speaks to BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour about her experiences and fostering achievements as a wheelchair user
Tuesday 03 March 2020
These top 5 tips from Vicky, one of our new foster carers, give you an insight into what fostering can be like during the first year.
Wednesday 04 December 2019
On the 4th December over 500 Liverpool children and their foster carers attended the impressive St George’s Hall for another evening of festive fun!
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Liverpool City Council Fostering Service are the first in the North West to offer a 'Reflective Fostering' course, in partnership with NSPCC.
Tuesday 25 June 2019
1000 bags were donated for children in care from MADLUG. We'll be delighted to distribute the bags with their powerful, positive message 'You are incredible'
Thursday 21 March 2019
On Thursday 28th March, a special round-table conference with partners and stakeholders such as children’s organisations including the NSPCC, is being held at the Town Hall.
Monday 03 December 2018
On the 28th November, around 600 Liverpool children and young people and their foster carers attended the impressive St George’s Hall for an evening of festive fun!
Tuesday 02 October 2018
Dozens of looked-after young people from Liverpool and their carers will be having a picnic with the Giants on Friday 5 October - on specially created blankets adorned with their hopes and aspirations for the future.