If you feel you could take a step towards becoming a foster carer and provide care to a child (or children), please fill in our short enquiry form:

Make an enquiry

One of our team will give you a call to talk things through, and there is no obligation to go ahead and make an application. If you do decide to make an application, we'll arrange to visit you at home.

During this visit they can talk you through the process in much more detail. If you’d prefer to speak to someone, please give us a call on 0151 666 4510.

We do not discriminate against new applicants on any basis.

If you are unsure if you can foster or have any questions, take a look at the can I foster? page.

Find out more about what fostering involves


From this you will be required to undergo checks, which will be completed by a supervising social worker. This is in order to assess your suitability for becoming a foster carer. The checks are things such as:

  • your health
  • criminal record
  • references
  • home health and safety check

A comprehensive report will be prepared with you during your visits, which includes full information about you and your family.

Fostering panel

After all checks have been completed the supervising social worker will go with you to a fostering panel with a report. From this the panel will make a recommendation as to whether you should go forward for the final decision to be approved a decision on whether to approve you as a foster carer.

You will then be informed of this decision once made.

We aim to complete the process from initial enquiry to final decision, within six months.