A collaborative service for: Cheshire West and Chester Halton Borough Council Warrington Borough Council
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2021 could be your
year to foster

If you are over 21, have a spare room and think you could be a foster carer we’d like to hear from you.

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Interested in becoming a foster carer?

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The Process

The 7 step process to fostering; a flexible, home- based career.



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You contact us via the telephone, our web form or by meeting us face to face at an event. We’ll take some basic details from you...

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Initial Assessment

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Once we’ve received your Expression of Interest form, we’ll do some initial checks and one of our social workers will give you a...

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Before the course begins, the fostering team will send an Application Form out to you, either in the post or via email. You complete...

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Skills to Foster

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Skills to Foster is the 3-day pre-approval training course. It’s a standard course that all foster carers in the UK undertake...

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Once you’ve completed Skills to Foster, you will be allocated an assessing social worker and your formal assessment will begin...

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Once your assessment report is completed, you’ll be sent a draft for you to add to/ amend any details that may need tweaking etc...

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Congratulations! Welcome to the fostering family. Your supervising social worker will come out and visit you to do your...

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Virtual information sessions

Due to the current situation regarding Covid19, all our sessions are run remotely via video conferencing.

Our next session is:

THURSDAY 18th FEBRUARY at 6pm - Sorry, this is fully booked, please see our other dates

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What’s New?

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Greatest Hits Radio highlight need for...

Foster carers Ben and Miriam from Chester have been carers for just over a year.  They were recently interviewed on Greatest Hits Radio about the...

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10 Feb 2021 | Interviews
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Virtual Information Session - Thursday 18th February at 6pm

Our next online virtual Information Session on Thursday 18th February at 6pm is now fully booked.  To sign up and reserve your place on one...

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3 Feb 2021 | Events
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Children’s Mental Health Week

From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is...

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1 Feb 2021 | Events
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    We’re still recruiting!

    We’re doing things slightly differently, but now, more than ever we need YOU to open your doors and become foster carers.

    If you live in or near:

    • Cheshire West and Chester
    • Halton
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