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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More than ever, we need local people to become foster carers.

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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 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?

Transform lives and be a force for good

Transform lives...

During Foster Care Fortnight, we hear from husband and wife foster carers about the many positive aspects of the role. Sue Dawson and her husband...

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18 May 2020 | Meet Our Carers
Foster Care Fortnight – Radio Interview

Foster Care Fortnight – Radio Interview

Foster Care Fortnight is an annual campaign and this year it highlights the real life tasks that foster carers undertake to support children and young...

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13 May 2020 | News
Foster Care Fortnight #thisisfostering

Foster Care Fortnight #thisisfostering

11 - 24 May is national Foster Care Fortnight, organised by leading charity, The Fostering Network. This year’s campaign, #thisisfostering, aims to increase awareness of...

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7 May 2020 | News
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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 East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Halton
  • Warrington

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