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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We need local people like YOU to nurture, guide and support more teenagers in your local area.

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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

Due to the current situation regarding Covid19, we are looking at how we might run these differently.

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What’s New?

Fostering Teenagers – BBC Merseyside Interview

Listen again to our interview with foster carer Debbie

As part of our latest campaign, Foster 4 carer Debbie, from Runcorn, speaks to Tony Snell on his BBC Radio Merseyside breakfast show about fostering...

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15 Jul 2020 | Interviews
Inspire a future

Read uplifting stories from carers who support teenagers

Our July campaign looks to encourage more local people to be foster carers, in particular to foster older children and teenagers. Many people won’t consider...

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13 Jul 2020 | Meet Our Carers
Foster carer interview on Radio 2

Listen to Foster4 carer Angela, speaking to Jeremy Vine

Foster carer Angela from Runcorn, Cheshire tells Radio 2 presenter, Jeremy Vine, about her experience of fostering and why more than ever, it is such...

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23 Jun 2020 | Meet Our Carers
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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 East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Halton
  • Warrington

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