Welcome to our Fostering Team

Amazing things happen throughout our fostering family every day. As a founder led agency, we put children at the heart of everything we do.
 
We take pride in ensuring a team approach, where our foster carers are supported to become part of our family. We are constantly striving to create a caring fostering community where our foster carers and staff work together to ensure children’s needs are met.
 
At Care 4 Children Fostering, we work relentlessly to recruit, train and support our foster carers and are committed to providing stable, caring, family environments in which children will thrive. Our foster carers have access to an excellent training programme of ongoing support which ensures we can place children with a variety of needs.
 
We employ experienced and highly skilled social workers to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome for the children in our care, and that every placement receives the dedicated support in whatever way is needed.
 

Fostering in St Helens

Deciding to become a foster parent is a huge undertaking, and choosing an agency through which to foster is equally important. We are a small, family-owned St Helens fostering agency and our size means that we offer a personal service for our foster carers and potential carers. Advice has been designed with them in mind and they will be supported along every step of their fostering journey.

Our St Helens foster care agency provides services for foster carers and potential carers across the North West and the Midlands area. Foster caring requires the same commitment as any new career, as well as empathy and understanding. As many children who are fostered have suffered difficult and traumatic experiences, your ability to support them through a period of readjustment will be key. At our St Helens fostering agency, we can offer you the practical support and advice you will need to help fostered children to settle into a new stage in their lives, as well as financial support to cover the child’s expenses.

Some foster carer requirements are of a practical nature, while others are down to your own personality. On a practical level, foster caring requires that you have a spare bedroom, are over 25 and have completed a full DBS and health check. It is also useful if you have a car or good public transport nearby. If you are a smoker you will have to smoke outside and away from any children, or not at all if you want to foster children under the age of 5.

From an emotional point of view, fostering requires 100% dedication and while it is very rewarding, it can also involve dealing with challenging behaviour which requires an understanding attitude. It is also important to appreciate the impact that fostering can have on your own family as this could affect your decision.

For more information regarding becoming a foster carer in the St Helens area, call our friendly team today and we will be happy to help.

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