A collaborative service for: Cheshire East Council Cheshire West and Chester Halton Borough Council Warrington Borough Council
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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Are you already a foster carer?

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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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Upcoming Info Sessions

22 October

10am – Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, WA2 8HE

22 October

Cheshire East
6pm – Crewe Lifestyle Centre, Moss Square, Crewe. CW1 2BB

23 October

Cheshire West & Chester
10am – Dingle Recreation Centre, High Street, Winsford. CW7 2AS

24 October

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

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What’s New?

October is Sons and Daughters Month

October is Sons and Daughters Month

Each October, The Fostering Network dedicate the month to Sons and Daughters of foster carers. It's a nation-wide opportunity to celebrate how important a role...

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4 Oct 2019 | News
Foster4 win Best Statutory Services Exhibitor at Disability Awareness Day

Foster4 win Best Statutory Services Exhibitor...

Sunday 14th July saw Foster4 head over to Walton Hall and Gardens in Warrington to attend the world's largest not-for-profit disability exhibition, Disability Awareness Day....

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15 Jul 2019 | Events
Foster4 Pride

Foster4 Pride

On Saturday 29th June, Foster4 headed to Cheshire East's Pride in the Park event at Queens Park, Crewe. Our Fostering Support Workers Nerys and Jo...

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3 Jul 2019 | Events
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