A collaborative service for: Cheshire East Council Cheshire West and Chester Halton Borough Council Warrington Borough Council
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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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The Process

The 7 step process to fostering; a flexible, home- based career.

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Enquiry

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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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Application

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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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Assessment

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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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Approval

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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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Fostering

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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

24 April

Cheshire East
10am – Holmes Chapel Community Centre, Station Road, CW4 8AA

24 April

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

25 April

Halton
6pm – Castlefields Community Centre, Runcorn

21 May

Halton
10am – Halton Stadium, Lower House Lane, Widnes. WA8 7DZ

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What’s New?

Foster4 is 1!

Foster4 is 1!

We're celebrating our first birthday today. It's been exactly one year since Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington Councils came together to...

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3 Apr 2019 | News
Refer a friend and WIN a £500 Centre Parcs Voucher

Refer a friend and WIN a...

The folk at Weee Charity have kindly donated a £500 Centre Parcs voucher to Foster4. We're offering all of our existing foster carers the chance...

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3 Apr 2019 | News
Cracking Easter Egg Competition

Cracking Easter Egg Competition

Easter Egg Competition 2019 We've got a cracking competition for all of our fostering families. We're asking all of the children in our care, and...

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13 Mar 2019 | Uncategorised
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