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2021 could be your
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If you are over 21, have a spare room and think you could be a foster carer we’d like to hear from you.

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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 31st March at 12.30pm ***Book Now***

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What’s New?

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

Mel and Mike are eagerly awaiting their first Parent and Child

Our carers Mel and Mike, who have been foster carers with Cheshire West and Chester Council for over 20 years, have recently undertaken the Parent...

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22 Mar 2021 | Interviews

Hear Vanessa, Parent and Child Foster Carer on BBC Breakfast Radio

Our foster carer Vanessa, from Halton, spoke about her experiences of being a Parent and Child Foster Carer, live on BBC Breakfast Radio last week....

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    On International Women's Day and to mark Mother’s Day, we’ve launched our NEW Parent and Child campaign

    We’re recruiting local households who can help give a parent and their child, usually a young mum and her newborn baby, the best chances of staying together long term.

    Could you open your home for around 6 months at a time, modelling positive parenting techniques and working alongside professionals to support them? Find out more and enquire today.

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