Foster Care Fortnight - Monday 13th to Sunday 26th May
Spaces4Faces on Facebook for your chance to win an iPad
Mini. Simply “like” our Facebook page and complete
your details to be entered into our fabulous prize draw. While
you’re there, why not put yourself in the picture by posting a
picture of yourself and a message to show your support this Foster
Every 22 minutes a child is taken into care in the UK. By the
time Foster Care Fortnight is over, another 916 children will need
a foster carer.
During Foster Care Fortnight Council officers will be out and
about across the Borough speaking to people. Information stalls
will be present in the following locations:
- May 14 – Market Centre Shopping Centre, Crewe, 10am to
- May 16 – Handforth Dean Shopping Centre, 10am to 3pm;
- May 17 – Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Macclesfield, 10am to
- May 21 – Tesco, Congleton, 10am to 3pm;
- May 26 – Treacle Market, Macclesfield, 10am to 3pm
Don’t miss out on being part of young people’s lives and enjoy a
satisfying career as a foster carer. We’re especially looking for
couples and individuals who can provide teenagers and brothers and
sisters with a safe and loving family home. And we’ll support you
every step of the way.
We’re looking for specialist foster carers too.
*The Put Yourself In The Picture prize draw (the “Prize draw”)
is open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Employees of Cheshire
East Council or their family members may not enter the Prize draw.
By entering the Prize draw you are accepting these terms and
conditions. To enter the Prize draw, you must “like” the Spaces 4
Faces Facebook page and complete your details in the Prize Draw
application form on the Spaces 4 Faces Facebook page. Only one
entry is permitted per person. The closing date and time of the
Prize draw is Midnight on Friday 31st May 2013. Entries received
after that date will not be considered. One winner will win an
Apple iPad Mini 16gb Wi . For a full set of the terms and
conditions for this Prize Draw please visit our
Spaces4Faces Facebook page.
Interested in fostering?
Come along to one of our
Information Days/Evenings on:
- Monday 8th July at 6.00pm (starts at
Venue: Curzon Cinema, Knutsford Civic Centre,
Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0PE
- Monday 2nd September at 6.00pm (starts at
Venue: Cledford House, Long Lane South,
Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 0DB
- Monday 18th November at 6.00pm (starts at
Venue: The Silk Room, Macclesfield Old Town
Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EA
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.
Please read the Fostering Service
Statement of Purpose (PDF, 194KB) which details the principles,
values, aims and objectives of the Fostering Service.
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.
You Can Foster
We are keen to recruit even more foster carers so we have joined
up with the other 22 councils in the north west as part of a
regional 'You Can Foster' campaign. Hopefully you will have seen or
heard one of the adverts somewhere but if not view the
You Can Foster TV
The adverts use real local authority foster carers from across
the region. The You Can Foster campaign aims to show that all
foster carers are different and that there is really no typical
foster carer. All the children we care for are different too, so we
need lots more foster carers to help look after them when they
can’t live in their own homes.
So what are you waiting for?
Request an information pack by submitting our online enquiry
form, call 0300 123 3223 or visit You Can Foster