A collaborative service for: 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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If you are over 21, have a spare room and think you could be a foster carer for Cheshire West & Chester, Halton or Warrington Councils

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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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Virtual information sessions

Due to the current situation regarding Covid19, all our sessions are run remotely via video conferencing.

Our next session is:

MONDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2020 at 10am

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What’s New?

We are recruiting!

We are recruiting!

Warrington Borough Council have 2 fantastic new carer roles - Hub Community Carer and Supported Lodgings Host. These roles are not employed roles but the...

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25 Nov 2020 | News
Festive Bake Off Competition

Win a copy of The Great British Bake Off: Love to Bake

Get Festive for Foster4! Channel4's Great British Bake Off may have ended on our TV screens but don't despair, we are launching our very own...

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25 Nov 2020 | Events
Virtual Information Session

Virtual Information Session - Monday 30th November at 10am

Our next online virtual Information Session will be on Monday 30th November at 10am. To sign up and reserve your place, click here

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2 Nov 2020 | Events
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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 West and Chester
    • Halton
    • Warrington

    We’d love to hear from you:

    Request an e-information pack today