The Fostering Team

You don’t need any prior experience to foster, all training is provided.

We cover the Northwest of England

Yes, but the wider your approval, the more children you are likely to have placed and the fewer gaps you would have between placements.

On average, the assessment process takes around 4-6 months.

Yes, but you will need the landlord’s permission.

No, we have no upper-age limit to fostering.

Yes, children come from all types of families and therefore we need lots of different types of foster carers for them. We provide services to enable foster carers who work to access training and other support.

Pets are a welcome addition to any family. We require each pet goes through a suitability assessment when you go through your assessment, but your social worker can guide you through that every step of the way.

It helps to be able to transport a child with ease and convenience, transporting children to school and contacts is a requirement of being a foster carer. So whilst not being able to drive would not stop you, you would need to think about how you would facilitate this and this would form part of discussions at initial enquiry.

Yes, marital status will not be a barrier to becoming a foster carer.
Can I foster if I’m LGBTQ+?

Yes, who you love will not be a barrier to becoming a foster carer.

If you have the right to live and work in the UK, you can apply to be a foster carer with us.

Yes, all our foster carers receive generous weekly allowance.

Find out more about our allowance by using our allowance calculator.