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

17 March

6pm – Kingsway Leisure Centre, Kingsway, Widnes WA8 7QH

18 March

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

19 March

6pm – Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, WA2 8HE

24 March

Cheshire East
6pm – Holmes Chapel Community Centre, Station Road, CW4 8AA

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What’s New?

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
Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week

This week, 3rd - 9th February, is Children's Mental Health Week. Many of our children and young people have mental health needs, and along with...

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3 Feb 2020 | News
20 Years of Dedication!

20 Years of Dedication!

Cheshire East Council have celebrated the dedication of their foster carers at a special ceremony in Congleton. Many of the carers received Long Service Awards,...

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23 Jan 2020 | News
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