A collaborative service for: Cheshire West and Chester Halton Borough Council Warrington Borough Council
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About Foster4

We are a collaboration between the three Local Authorities in Cheshire.

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Three local authorities recruiting foster carers together

Foster4 is a pioneering foster carer recruitment service. Based at Warrington Borough Council’s offices, we are a collaborative project, recruiting foster carers on behalf of three Cheshire Local Authorities: Cheshire West and Chester Council, Halton Borough Council and Warrington Borough Council.

By pooling our resources, we aim to recruit even more foster carers, provide even greater support to the ones we have, and ultimately keep more local children with local foster carers, reducing our reliance on Independent Fostering Agencies (IFAs).

We launched on 3rd April 2018 and have been busy promoting fostering across our regions. We run regular recruitment campaigns, attend a whole host of events, shows and best practice conferences and run our own regular information sessions for those thinking about fostering.

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Fostering:
A flexible, home-based career.

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For children and young people in your community.

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For exceptional training, support and benefits.

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For a flexible, home-based role.

Some of our foster carers have been fostering with us for over 40 years, others just a few months. All are ordinary people, just like you, doing an extraordinary role. Fostering families come in all shapes and sizes. There really is no such thing as the ‘ideal’ foster carer.

If you’re thinking about fostering, we really would love to hear from you. Tell us a little about yourself and we can provide lots of advice.

We are a Local Authority, not-for-profit service

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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