Fostering in Warrington
Are you interested in fostering in Warrington but don’t know how to get involved? We believe that every child should have a good home. At Next Stage for Fostering, it’s our mission to make that happen in towns all over the Northwest.
We work closely with Local Authorities in towns like Warrington to raise awareness of foster care in the area, so that amazing people like you might take the first step in transforming a child’s life for the better.
Well-connected to Manchester and Liverpool and with a high rate of home-ownership, Warrington is an ideal location for families to grow together. While there are plenty of happy families in Warrington, there are also many children in need of foster care.
We need people like you to change that. Currently, there are over 200 children in Warrington within foster care and according to The Fostering Network a further 8,600 more foster families are urgently needed in the UK with the North West of England requiring the most. There’s a particular need for families that can take in brothers and sisters, teenagers, and children with learning disabilities.
What types of fostering placements are available in Warrington?
We work with local authorities to offer a range of placement types for potential Foster Carers in and around Warrington. They include:
- Short-term foster care — Anything from an overnight stay to a few months.
- Long-term foster care — Taking care of a child until they are 18 or over.
- Emergency foster care — Taking in a child who can’t be looked after their family for the time being due to an unforeseen issue.
- Short breaks for disabled children — A specialised scheme that enables disabled children to enjoy short breaks with foster families.
- Support care — Foster carers offer families support by providing part-time care to children.
The benefits of fostering in Warrington
When you foster a child, your contribution to improving the quality of their life is recognised and rewarded. Foster Carers in Warrington can be given an allowance of £310 to £510 depending on their previous experiences and the needs of the child they foster.
What experience and qualifications are required?
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to pass a rigorous exam to become a Foster Carer. You can be married or single, in a same-sex relationship, young or old, homeowner or tenant: all are welcome.
We believe that Foster Carers are not qualified by a list of achievements but by the patience and love that they can provide for their foster child. You don’t need qualifications, as you will be given plenty of training and loads of support. What you do need is a spare bedroom and the commitment to provide a stable environment for children who are desperate for a real home. We are a dedicated fostering agency that offers a very personal service and supports new and existing carers every step of the way.