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 Events

20 June

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

20 June

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

25 June

10am – Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, WA2 8HE

27 June

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

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What’s New?

Meet Our Carers: Leeann and Chris

Meet Our Carers: Leeann and Chris

Leeann and her partner Chris both work full time and are approved foster carers with Cheshire West and Chester Council, offering children short term care...

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14 Jun 2019 | Meet Our Carers
Foster4 Roadshow

Foster4 Roadshow

The Foster4 roadshow is now underway! For the next few days, the Foster4 ad van will be touring Cheshire. First stop is Warrington on Thursday...

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23 May 2019 | Uncategorised
Chanel, Alan, Alice*, Ryan and Sean’s Stories

Chanel, Alan, Alice*, Ryan and Sean’s...

As part of our Foster Care Fortnight 2019 #changeafuture campaign, we asked 8 care leavers to tell us how their foster carers had a positive...

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22 May 2019 | Uncategorised
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