Talking West Cheshire

Find out how you can become a foster carer

16 January 2012

Cheshire West and Chester Council is staging a special event on 2 February 2012 where people can find out more details about how to become foster carers.

Foster carers perform an essential role by providing a home and care to those children unable to live with their own families, either for a short period of time or for the rest of their childhoods.

In return for their hard work and commitment, the Council provides support and training for its foster carers, as well as an allowance to cover the costs of caring for a child and fees to reflect their skills and experience.

Councillor Mark Stocks, Executive Member for Children and Young People’s Services said: “In Cheshire West and Chester we are particularly interested in people who can offer permanent homes to children in care, as well as those who could foster teenagers or more than one child.

“This would mean we could place some of the most vulnerable children in the local area with those families best suited to look after them.”

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer and making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children, please come along to the information evening on 2 February 2012 between 6pm and 8pm in Ellesmere Port. For further details and the location of the meeting telephone 01244 972222 or visit the fostering and adoption website.