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We are a not-for-profit fostering agency in the North West of England. We re-invest back into our services to offer quality support and ongoing therapeutic training to our foster parents, to help them, make children matter.

Foster parent with foster child

Where
children matter. Homepage hero decoration

We are a not-for-profit fostering agency in the North West of England. We re-invest back into our services to offer quality support and ongoing therapeutic training to our foster parents, to help them, make children matter.

You don’t need any special training or qualifications to foster – we’ll provide that. All our foster parents receive therapeutic training and ongoing support to develop the skills they need to help children thrive.

Every year, tens of thousands of children across the UK need foster parents while they can’t live with their own families. Foster Care Matters is a not-for-profit fostering agency, operating across the North West. As part of the well-established children's charity, Adoption Matters, we offer a wealth of experience in the children's sector and an 'Outstanding' reputation coupled with innovative, bespoke support through our Centre for Fostering and Adoption Support. Just as no two children are the same, neither are foster parents, but they all have one thing in common – a passion and strong desire to help make a difference to vulnerable children and young people.

The Process

We have detailed below our fostering process which is covered in two stages. The fostering journey starts when you first consider fostering and if it is right for you and your family. Contact our friendly enquiry advisers who can talk you through the process in detail.

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01

Enquiry

02

Initial Visit to you at home

03

Application Form (Stage 1)

04

Checks / references (Stage 1)

05

Preparation training (Stage 1)

06

Home Based Assessment (Stage 2)

07

Stopping the Assessment process

08

Panel

9

Approval

10

Induction

11

Family finding and Matching

12

Foster Home (Placement) Planning Meeting

13

The Foster Child in your Home

14

Support

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