Becoming a foster carer in the North West

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

Thousands of young people in the North West rely on the love and support of dedicated foster families. Start your fostering journey with the NFA today, and start making a difference to vulnerable children in your area.

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Becoming a foster carer is a huge challenge, but it’s also one of the most worthwhile and fulfilling things you can do. We know you probably have lots of questions about what it takes to foster, which is why our team of fostering experts in the North West are here to help with the start of your journey into fostering.

Over 1,200 young people are in foster care in the North West, and there are many more yet to find the love and support of a dedicated carer. By taking the next step towards becoming a foster carer, you stand to make a difference to a child in need – and we’re here to make sure your new foster family gets off to the best possible start.

No matter how big or small your query or concern, our North West fostering expert, Iain, is here to give you the information and advice you need to get into fostering. To speak to us, call 0808 284 9219 or fill in the contact form and we’ll call you back at a time that suits you.

Talk to us today by filling out our contact form. We’ll give you a call, answer any questions you have and go from there.

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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 quality foster care services in Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Crewe, and everywhere in between. From specialist training venues to local support group centres, we will be by your side from the very start of your fostering journey – so you can rely on us for ongoing training and support.

No matter where you live or what your circumstances, you can always access our fostering help, support and training. Our local training coordinator, Kath, travels throughout the North West region to bring you the skills you need, while all our foster carers can access our brilliant foster carer support line, 24 hours a day.

Use the map to find NFA foster care services in your local area or give our team a call today on 0808 284 9219 for more information on how to find us.

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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?

If you’ve a burning question about becoming a foster carer in northwest England, talk to our team today on 0808 284 9218 or read our FAQ guide below to find out more about the ins and outs of fostering.

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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