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10th- 23rd May is Foster Care Fortnight

This year’s theme is #whywecare. Visit our blog to see what we’ll be up to over the next two weeks.

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Foster Care Fortnight 2021

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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:

Wednesday 10th June at 12.30pm ***Book Now***

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What’s New?

The first in our new series...

As part of our Foster Care Fortnight activity, we're thrilled to have launched a new weekly feature that will appear in media titles across Cheshire,...

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12 May 2021 | News

10th- 23rd May is Foster Care Fortnight

Foster Care Fortnight, the UKs biggest foster carer awareness and recruitment campaign, is running from 10th- 23rd May. Whilst things are of course very different...

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10 May 2021 | Uncategorised

I've welcomed 3 young parents and their babies

As our Parent and Child campaign continues to attract positive interest from the public, we caught up with Sally, one of our Warrington Borough Council...

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29 Mar 2021 | Interviews
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    10th- 23rd May is Foster Care Fortnight

    We’re encouraging local people to think about becoming foster carers with their local authority, using the campaign theme #whywecare

    We’ll be looking at why some of our carers and staff do what they do, featuring in editorial with local media titles, appearing on billboards, launching our new 3 Ways strategy, broadcasting on digital radio and much, much more.