Many children need fostering in Manchester and the North West. We have opportunities for foster parents who are new to fostering or have experience and want to transfer.
If you’re considering becoming a foster parent, choose a fostering agency with local teams who will be with you every step.
National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.
One of the most established fostering agencies in Manchester, we work with local authorities to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.
As a foster carer with us, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training in your local area. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.
On top of this, our Manchester foster carers have a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.
The best thing about living with my new nannie is I get to give her big hugs.
Our foster carers come from all walks of life. With training, support and a generous fostering allowance, they provide homes where children can thrive and experience the childhood they deserve.
More than 8,000 new foster carers are needed UK-wide to provide homes for children in need of a foster family. If you’re thinking of becoming a foster carer, now’s the time.
Source: The Fostering Network
Around 9,190 children live with a foster family in the North West. There are approximately 45,370 fostering households and 76,640 foster carers in England.
Sources: Department for Education, Ofsted
My carers Tracey and Paul are newly approved foster carers with plenty of personal experience of raising their children into adulthood and their grandchildren. Tracey and Paul were excited, yet apprehensive, of starting their fostering journey, having been approached to support a complex young man as part of a shared care arrangement.
They have received support from our social work team and the local authority and, with this support, they have thrived within their role as foster carers. They have shown empathy and understanding to this young person and with all working together to get the best outcomes he is thriving in his new placement.
Many children and young people are awaiting foster parents in Manchester; hundreds across the North West. National Fostering Group has local offices across the entire area, including Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside. This includes Blackpool, St Helens, Liverpool, Chorley, Barrow in Furness, Preston, Oldham, Warrington (HQ), Bolton and Burnley.