Fostering in Merseyside

Becoming a Merseyside foster carer.

Not sure about the fostering process or how to take the next step?

Fostering information.

We provide comprehensive information about foster care and help you to reduce the risk of you choosing the wrong fostering agency.

Fostering agencies.

One of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable agencies in Merseyside, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

Different types of fostering, allowance, pay, babies, children, advice?

Just like people, Fostering Agencies are not all the same. They have different support, allowances, quality of training, and access to respite care and support groups.

Not all agencies foster babies, some prefer to look after teenagers, some agencies expect you to be at home full time, others are happy if you have another job.

How to foster – Be a carer.

To find out more and to take the next step towards a career as a foster carer, use our no obligation, free agency matching service by completing our enquiry form, and get fostering right the first time!

Factors to consider before deciding to foster

Before deciding to become a foster carer there are a few things that should be considered. Along with the training and support provided by fostering agencies, you should also check if you have a personal support system with friends and family that can support you under stressful situations as all foster children are not the same and as a foster carer, you may have to tackle difficult situations.

According to your family and personal circumstances, the age group of foster kids needs to be considered. The needs of children vary based on their age and understanding which is why you should be prepared to be flexible.

Flexibility to work with social workers is important as they visit on a regular basis. Foster carers need to be comfortable communicating with the biological parents of the foster child, as that might be a part of the job.

To find out more and to take the next step towards a career as a foster carer, use our no obligation, free agency matching service by completing our online fostering eligibility quiz, and get fostering right first time!

Fostering Statistics: North West

Total Children in Care, North West 2020
Foster Care Placements, North West 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the North West, and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 300
2%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 420
3%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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