A collaborative service for: 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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2021 could be your
year to foster

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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Sons & Daughters

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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:

MONDAY 25th JANUARY at 12.30pm

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What’s New?

Fostering life story

Fostering life story

Fostering can make a huge difference to a young person’s life. Ciara was 15 years old when she came into care.  Now in her 20’s,...

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19 Jan 2021 | Interviews
New Year, New Start!

Could 2021 be your year to foster?

Are you considering a fresh start for 2021? Has the events of the last year made you reassess your career and lifestyle, to focus on...

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8 Jan 2021 | Meet Our Carers
Virtual Information Session

Virtual Information Session - Monday 25th January at 12.30pm

Our next online virtual Information Session will be on Monday 25th January at 12.30pm. To sign up and reserve your place, click here These sessions...

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30 Nov 2020 | Events
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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 West and Chester
    • Halton
    • Warrington

    We’d love to hear from you:

    Request an e-information pack today