A collaborative service for: Cheshire West and Chester Halton Borough Council Warrington Borough Council
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October is Sons and Daughters Month celebrating the brilliant contribution the children of foster carers make to foster care

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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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Upcoming Info Sessions

Due to the current situation regarding Covid19, we are looking at how we might run these differently.

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What’s New?

Gavin Matthews speaks to the daughter of a foster carer who is now a carer herself

Sons & Daughters Month: Dee Radio interview

Dayna lives in Winsford, near Northwich and was 15 years old when her parents decided to foster. Now grown up and married, she was inspired...

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14 Oct 2020 | Interviews
Sons & Daughters Month: BBC Merseyside interview

Sons & Daughters Month: BBC Merseyside...

As part of Sons and Daughters month, which celebrates the vital contribution the children of foster carers make to fostering, carer Michelle and her daughters...

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13 Oct 2020 | Interviews
Celebrating Sons & Daughters Month

Celebrating Sons & Daughters Month

Every October, we nationally recognise the important role foster carer’s sons and daughters play in welcoming fostered children into their families.  Read some of the...

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1 Oct 2020 | Interviews
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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.

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