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 Wigan

Are you interested in fostering in Wigan but don’t know how to get involved? If you have energy and enthusiasm, an understanding attitude and want to provide vulnerable children with a safe and loving home, we are a small Wigan foster care agency and would love to hear from you!

You don’t need qualifications, as you will be given plenty of training and loads of support. What you do need is a spare bedroom and the commitment to provide a stable environment for children who are desperate for a real home. We are a small, dedicated Wigan fostering agency that offers a very personal service and supports new and existing carers every step of the way.

Although Wigan has an excellent track record for fostering, the number of children in care homes always outstrips the number of carers available. If you have considered fostering but haven’t taken the plunge, we can help you through the application process and support you in this rewarding career that can make an enormous difference to a child’s life.

You will need a loving personality and may have to deal with some challenging behaviour, but it is a decision you won’t regret. You can choose to be a short- or long-term foster carer or to provide bridging placements. The time commitment will vary from six to eight weeks right up to when the child in your care turns 18.

You may prefer to be an emergency carer or provide respite placements, which give other carers a break. These often take place at short notice.

If you have multiple spare bedrooms, you might consider fostering siblings; alternatively, you could opt for solo placements with children with more complex needs. These are often the most challenging; however, they can also be the most rewarding.

Anyone can apply to become a foster carer. You don’t have to be in a relationship or have a family of your own, but you do need to be over 25 with dedication, a lot of energy, good health and a sense of humour. Give fostering a try – you won’t regret it.

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