Interested in fostering?
Come along to one of our information events on:
- Venue for all events below: Cledford House,
Long Lane South, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 0DB
- Thursday 16th October at 6.00pm (starts at
- Wednesday 12th November 6.00pm (starts at
- Wednesday 14th January 2015 6.00pm (starts at
What is Fostering?
Fostering is where people like you provide a caring and safe
home environment for children and young people, including those who
have disabilities and/or challenging behaviour, while their own
family is unable to look after them.
Fostering is often a temporary arrangement and many children and
young people return to their own families. It can be done on a full
or part-time basis and ranges from short break care to a few months
or even on a long term basis. We appreciate that choosing to foster
a child is not a decision to be taken lightly and we hope that the
different options described in this website will inform you
sufficiently to take the next step. We’ll be with you all the way,
offering help, encouragement, support and guidance, assisting you
through every aspect of the application process, ensuring that you
make the right decision.
The Fostering Service
Statement of Purpose (PDF, 390KB) details the principles,
values, aims and objectives of the Fostering Service.
All Children’s Social Workers employed by Cheshire East Council
have personally signed up to the Foster Carer Charter (PDF,
172KB) in Cheshire East and the supplementary guidance
to Working Well with Foster Carers (PDF, 285KB). These actions
evidence our commitment to ensuring that Foster Carers are a valued
and essential part of the team helping care for our most vulnerable
If you require further information please fill in our enquiry form and we can answer any
queries or worries you may have. Alternatively you can telephone
Cheshire East Council's Fostering and Adoption hotline for more
information on 0300 123 3223 or email email@example.com.