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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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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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 Info Sessions

19 November

Cheshire East
6pm – Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Macclesfield. SK10 4AF

20 November

Cheshire West & Chester
10am – Dingle Recreation Centre, High Street, Winsford. CW7 2AS

26 November

Halton
6pm – Halton Stadium, Lower House Lane, Widnes. WA8 7DZ

28 November

Warrington
6pm – Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, WA2 8HE

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What’s New?

New campaign, advert and competition!

New campaign, advert and competition!

We're delighted to launch our brand new winter campaign, advert and competition 'Could you open your door?' It's an upbeat, inspiring campaign to encourage local...

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18 Nov 2019 | News
Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Instagram

We're now on Instagram. Give us a follow @foster4cheshire, and check out our latest posts. We've got some very exciting developments coming soon, so keep...

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15 Nov 2019 | News
Warrington Fostering Families Fun Afternoon

Warrington Fostering Families Fun Afternoon

There were lots of laughs at last week's Warrington's Fostering Families Fun Afternoon at Warrington Play and Sensory Centre. We took over the whole venue...

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4 Nov 2019 | Events
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