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Sons and Daughters Month

Every October the Council join the Fostering Network to celebrate and recognise the important role that children play in welcoming fostered children into their families. We do lots throughout the year to support the sons and daughters of our foster families but in October we like to do a little bit extra and really show […]

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Fostering with pride

“Our little one had the time of her life painting my face and covering me in rainbow glitter at Chester Pride last year – we all really enjoyed ourselves” said Richard, a Cheshire West and Chester Council approved foster carer. Richard from Northwich has been supported by the Councils fostering team throughout his fostering journey, […]

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Changes to the way we’re working

A joint recruitment and marketing service will launch in April 2018 for Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, Warrington and Cheshire East Council’s fostering services. From the 1 April 2018 all fostering enquiries will be taken by a single team based in Warrington. The new way of working aims to: Increase the number of Local Authority […]

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Inspiring stories shine a light on the need for more foster carers

The winners of a creative writing competition for foster families have had their stories published online and professionally designed front covers produced. The award winning You Can Foster campaign organised the competition which was open to children and young people in foster care and fostering families from across the North of England. They were asked […]

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Council is urging same sex couples to become foster carers

“You know that you’re doing something amazing when the little girl in your care, who says she only skips when she’s really happy, skips into school every day.” “Watching her grow is the greatest reward ever,” said Stephen who, along with his same-sex partner James, are foster carers for Sophie (names have been changed for […]

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