A collaborative service for: Cheshire East Council Cheshire West and Chester Halton Borough Council Warrington Borough Council
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A collaborative service for: Cheshire East Council Cheshire West and Chester Halton Borough Council Warrington Borough Council
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For children.
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Become a registered foster carer with your Local Authority. We aim to have you approved within 4 months.

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The Process

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

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Enquiry

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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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Application

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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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Assessment

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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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Approval

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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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Fostering

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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 Events

22 January

Halton
10am – Halton Stadium, Widnes WA8 7DZ

24 January

Warrington
6pm – Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub WA2 8HE

31 January

Cheshire East
10am – Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Priory Lane, SK10 4AF

31 January

Cheshire West & Chester
10am – Technology Centre, Ellesmere Port CH65 3EN

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What’s New?

Meet Our Carers: Margaret and Rory

Meet Our Carers: Margaret and Rory

Life as a foster carer can be something of a rollercoaster, admits Margaret. There are highs and lows, but every now and again a moment...

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19 Dec 2018 | Meet Our Carers
Meet Our Carers: Anne

Meet Our Carers: Anne

Over two decades, Anne has fostered more than 40 children from across Cheshire. Her motivation from the start was quite simple - to give children...

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19 Dec 2018 | Meet Our Carers
Meet Our Carers: Karen and Robert

Meet Our Carers: Karen and Robert

Being a large family does tend to attract attention, says foster carer Karen, but over time you learn to see the funny side.  Karen and...

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19 Dec 2018 | Meet Our Carers
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