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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New Campaign! Could you open your door?

An inspiring campaign to encourage local people the think about opening their doors to local children.

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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

08 April

Cheshire East
10am – New Life Church, West Road, Congleton. CW12 4EU

14 April

10am – Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, WA2 8HE

15 April

Cheshire West & Chester
6pm – Beehive, Northgate Avenue, Chester, CH2 2DX

16 April

6pm – Castlefields Community Centre, Runcorn. WA7 2ST

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What’s New?

*Information Session Update*

*Information Session Update*

In light of the developing health situation, we have postponed our upcoming face-to-face Become a Foster Carer Information Sessions until further notice.      ...

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18 Mar 2020 | News
LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2020

LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2020

This week is LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week and we're flying the flag for all of our LGBT+ foster carers. Those who are LGBT+ often...

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5 Mar 2020 | News
We opened our door. Meet foster carers Kamren and Denise

We opened our door. Meet foster...

As part of our 'Could you open your door?' campaign, we sat down with some of our existing foster carers to see what inspired them...

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19 Feb 2020 | Uncategorised
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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 East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Halton
  • Warrington

We’d love to hear from you:

Request an e-information pack today