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Cheshire East Council Cheshire West and Chester Halton Borough Council Knowsley Council Liverpool Council St Helens Council Warrington Borough Council Wiral Council
A collaborative service for: Cheshire East Council Cheshire West and Chester Halton Borough Council Warrington Borough Council
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Any of us...
Because it really can be

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Any of us can make a difference in a child's life.

Watch the full 'Any of us' film and request a free information pack today

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Interested in becoming a foster carer?

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The Process

The process to become a foster carer; a flexible, home-based career.



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You contact us via the telephone, email, 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 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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Information Sessions

We run our information sessions virtually and in-person to give you maximum choice and flexibility.

Our next session is:

Tuesday 9th July, 6pm ***Book Now***

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Fostering is at your fingertips

Fostering is at your fingertips Are you thinking about becoming a foster carer but not quite sure about how to get started? Foster4 have got you...

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27 Jun 2024 | Uncategorised

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Are you thinking about becoming a Foster Carer? Don't rule yourself out before you even get started, let us shed some light on some common...

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20 Jun 2024 | News

Specialist Foster Carer – Professional fee...

Cheshire West and Chester Council are looking to recruit skilled and experienced foster carers who have worked with adolescents to join our Specialist Foster Carer...

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1 Dec 2023 | News
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