Every day in the Northwest, 18 children are brought into our care. But, with the current economic uncertainty growing day by day, a shortage of foster carers across the country means that children are being moved away from communities and siblings separated.
Hundreds of foster carers are urgently needed in each of the UK’s regions and counties, for children and teens who desperately need homes. But, away from what is said in some of the advertising and media, being a foster carer is about much more than just having a spare room.
The foster care community plays an essential role in changing the lives of vulnerable children and our carers nurture and support young people, helping them build incredible futures. But sadly, with the shortage we are facing right now across the UK and with enquiries at a 10-year low, we desperately need more people to come forward.
We understand that you might not be ready to apply straight away. Becoming a foster carer is a life changing decision, you need to be well informed and have time to think.
We can help you with this. Click any of the boxes below to find answers to some of the most asked questions when people like you are thinking about fostering.
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