Fostering in Wigan

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Agency Differences.

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. Although agencies have similar expectations, it’s important that you have a clear understanding from the start.

Wigan – A Career in fostering.

There is a huge need for Wigan foster carers. Those who would like to become a foster carer need to understand that there would be an assessment of family background, communication skills, ability to understand the needs of the children and their development, and the flexibility to attend training sessions and various meetings.

Short term, long term, emergency fostering, remand fostering, specialised therapeutic fostering are all different types of fostering in the UK. Depending on personal skills and other circumstances, the fostering agency Fostering Panel will decide which types of placements the foster carer can look after. It may only take four months for the entire assessment process to be completed.

Be a foster carer – Find the right agency, support, allowances.

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 fostering eligibility quiz, and get fostering right the first time!

The right Wigan fostering agency.

Our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Wigan, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

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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