Becoming a foster carer in the North West

Join us today and give a child a chance at a better life.

Over 1200 children and young people need loving foster families in the North West. And with our support, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, you could be the one to make a difference.

Let’s talk!

If you’re ready to sign up or have a question about who you can care for, whether you’re suitable, or anything else to do with fostering with us, pop your details in this form and we’ll give you a call.

Prefer to call us? Then dial 0808 284 9219 and talk to Iain, our North West England expert.

We can’t wait to help you start fostering.

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Where you’ll find us

Our North West headquarters are in Warrington, but we work with every local authority in the region to provide fostering in Manchester, to Liverpool, Preston, to Crewe, and everywhere in between.

Kath, our local training coordinator, travels throughout the region North West to give you the skills you need. And local supporting social workers can be on your doorstep 24/7, so a helping hand is never far away.

At the NFA, we offer fostering right across the UK, from the North West to Cumbria, Yorkshire and the North East, so wherever you’re based you can find the support you need to become a foster carer.

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Are you fostering material?

Almost anyone can apply to become a foster carer - it doesn’t matter what your cultural background is and you don’t need any formal qualifications. As long as you’re compassionate and understanding, you’re on the right track.

Find out if you’re up to the challenge by taking our two-minute quiz.

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You’re perfect!

You’re not quite ready yet

It sounds like you’ve got the love to give and the time to spare. So we’d love to invite you to start your journey as a foster carer with us.

You need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all the questions in our quiz to become a foster carer. Get in touch for some friendly advice about making the necessary changes to start your journey with us

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What would you like to know?

Welcoming a foster child into your family is one of life’s most rewarding opportunities. If you have any questions about fostering in the North West, don’t hesitate to call us on 0808 284 9218, or select an option from the list below to find out more.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

Discover what it’s like to foster a child by reading stories about the triumphs and challenges of experienced foster carers in the North West and further afield. They’re an inspiring bunch.

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Kevin's story

When Kevin first came into my life, he changed me forever, and I like to think I changed him too.

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David's Story

My husband Mike and I currently foster a 17-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeking young person called David.

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Laura's story

Laura came to us straight from hospital as a 2-year-old who was the size of a 3-month old baby due to severe neglect.

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