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.
For carers.
For support.

Become a registered foster carer with your Local Authority. We aim to have you approved within 4 months.

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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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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

20 December

Halton
10am – Castlefields Community Centre, Runcorn WA7 2ST

15 January

Cheshire East
6pm – Holmes Chapel Community Centre, Station Rd CW4 8AA

16 January

Cheshire West & Chester
6pm – Technology Centre, Ellesmere Port CH65 3EN

22 January

Halton
10am – Halton Stadium, Widnes WA8 7DZ

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