FosterinG in St Helens
Are you looking to foster in the St Helens Area?
If you live in the St Helens area and are interested in fostering a child or a young person, we can offer training and support to some of the finest foster parents and foster carers across St Helens. Together, we can continue offering a lifeline to the most vulnerable children and young people in St Helens.
Areas we cover for fostering in St. Helens
Billing, Crank, Earlestown, Eccleston, Garswood, Haydock, Newton-le-Willows, Blackbrook, Rainford, Rainhill, St Helens
Why Choose The Fostering Team as your Fostering Agency in St Helens?
We are passionate about what we do, to us working at The Fostering Team is not a 9-5 Monday-Friday job but a lifestyle choice. We are all committed to our roles, to achieving jointly alongside foster carers to work within a team centred approach. Our aim is to guarantee children are central to all that we do and that foster carers are supported to become a part of our family.
A caring fostering community in St Helens ensuring children’s needs are met
We take pride in ensuring a team approach, where our foster carers in St Helens are supported to become part of our family. We are constantly striving to create a caring fostering community in St Helens where our foster carers and staff work together to ensure children’s needs are met.
Committed to providing stable, caring, family environment throughout St Helens
At The Fostering Team, we work relentlessly to recruit, train and support our foster carers throughout St Helens and are committed to providing stable, caring, family environments in which children will thrive. Our foster carers have access to an excellent training programme of ongoing support which ensures we can place children with a variety of needs.
Working with highly experienced and skilled social workers throughout the St Helens area
We employ experienced and highly skilled social workers to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome for the children in our care, and that every placement receives the dedicated support in whatever way is needed.
Types of Fostering placements available in St Helens
Meet our St Helens Fostering team
RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL & AGENCY DECISION MAKER
Things to consider when you looking to become a Foster Parent or Foster Carer in the St Helens area
- You must have a spare bedroom for each child (unless they are same sex siblings)
- You must be over 25
- You must be able to provide round the clock care for the child
- You must appreciate the impact fostering can have on your family
- You must be willing to deal with challenging behaviour, for example vandalism, stealing, sexualised behaviours
- If you smoke, you must always smoke outdoors and away from the child. Children under five cannot be placed with foster carers who smoke
- You must have an energetic and understanding attitude
- You must understand that children may not demonstrate their gratitude
- You must have your own car or access to good transport links
- You must have a full DBS and health check
Useful Fostering Related Links
The largest UK children’s charity, Barnardo’s, help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers each year throughout the UK. Theie main aims is to protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children including providing fostering and adoption services
Childline is a national charity that provide a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. They deal with any issues which cause distress or concern including child abuse, mental illness, bullying, parental separation or divorce, teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect, and psychological abuse.
Community Care Magazine
Community Care helps social workers stay up-to-date with the latest and most significant developments in practice, law and policy to help them to change lives including children in residential or foster care
Save the Children
Save the Children is a UK charity for children that works in over 100 countries to make sure children are fed, learning and treated fairly. They fight for children in the UK and around the world who suffer from disease, poverty, violence and injustice
The International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO) vision is that children in alternative care across the world would have the choice to live in family based care
SCIE – Social Care Institute for Excellence
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people and children's care services co-producing, sharing, and supporting the use of the best available knowledge and evidence about what works in practice.They are an independent charity working with adults, families and children’s social care services and social work services across the UK
Become is a national charity for children in care and care leavers. The charity provide support and advice, influence policy and practice, help guide the lives of young people in care and care leavers, enable them to achieve their education aspirations and train professionals that work with young people.
FosterTalk is an organisation that aims that Foster Carers receive the correct support and training to feel safeguarded in their role, from pre-approval stages through to retirement. Their services also include legal insurance, protection against allegations, helplines to give daily advice and guidance, counselling and savings on family days out and holidays
CoramBAAF is an independent membership organisation for professionals, foster carers and adopters. It is a successor organisation to the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF)
The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted). Ofsted is responsible for inspecting a range of educational institutions, including state schools, independent schools, childcare, adoption and fostering agencies.
United Nations Children’s Fund - Advocate for children’s rights, active in 158 countries and territories
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is UK's leading child protection charity. They provide help and advice for parents on children's mental health and well being as well as standing up for children, demand laws change and take action in better protecting children
Contact our St Helens fostering Team
Become part of our St Helens fostering Community
Here at The Fostering Team We are actively recruiting foster carers and foster carers in the St Helens area.
Please feel free to get in touch with The Fostering Team for any further information, or with any other enquires you may have. You can do so via phone, post or email, or by using our contact form.