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Foster Carer Feedback

  • “What can I say. It’s like being part of another family. Fully supportive with any problems (even our own family ones). They hold competitions throughout the year with prizes for the children. They hold fun days out and activities for everyone, even involving our own children. From the support / training / support groups / 24/7 help, there is nothing that they will not do to make you feel safe and secure. Just an amazing team for an amazing agency.”

    Dave & Mel, Wigan
  • “Thankyou so much we all appreciate it, we couldn’t get through this difficult personal situation without your support , We have a truly amazing team of people around us..xx”

    Stella, Wigan
  • “I’ve been fostering for over 25 years and Next Stage have a great family feel. I’m able to get hold of people at any time of the day or night and nothing is too much trouble for them! Next Stage always go out of the way to help with anything that I or my foster children need”

  • These guys are the extended family without who we wouldn’t have the fantastic kids we do. Thanks guys, best thing we ever did!”

  • Amazing support provided to foster carers…. that personal touch goes a very long way”


Children & Young Person Section

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Please click below to read our Children’s & Young People Guides. You will also have been given your own copy of this guide along with your “Welcome Box”. If you do not understand anything in your guide just ask your Foster Carer.

Birth Family Feedback

  • The Foster Carer have done a fabulous job, they have taken real good care of her and she has grown up to be a lovely young lady.”

  • Next Stage have taken real care of my child and she is beautiful & caring.”

Local Authorities

All of our children are making significant progress and are achieving positive outcomes in all areas of their lives.

Next Stage for Fostering was established to provide a high quality service to Local Authorities. The main aim of the agency is to provide children and young people with exceptionally well matched foster placements which will meet their individual needs.


Referral Scheme

Employee Benefits


Next Stage for Fostering forms part of the established Next Stage Group which was founded in 2001 and has an excellent track record in providing support and care to vulnerable people.

It’s our mission to help children and young people who can’t live with their birth families find a loving, supportive home. We want to see them grow into confident adults that will make a difference in their community.

We work with Placements North West to provide potential foster carers a diverse range of placement types, ensuring there’s something to meet every skill set.

The Benefits of Fostering

Fostering a child is an incredibly rewarding experience, giving you the opportunity to invest in the life of a child and see how your support can transform their lives.

Phone: 01204 201203
Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton
Next Stage for Fostering Ltd, The Adlington Suite, Paragon Business Park