Information for foster children

Our commitment to foster children

The main piece of legislation that affects children who are placed in foster care is the Children Act 1989, which says:

  • The Local Authority must work with parents and make every effort to return children to their birth family wherever possible.
  • Parents, Social Workers and Foster Carers must work in partnership.
  • Regular meetings must be held with the child, their birth families, their foster carers, and professionals involved with the child to make clear plans for the future.

There are also Fostering Services Regulations and Minimum National Standards, which govern how Local Authorities, must work with children who are fostered and their birth families.

Find out more about our commitment to you in our Foster Care Charter.

Children’s guides to fostering

Cheshire West and Chester Pledge to Children and Young People in Care

The Pledge is a set of promises made to children in the care of Cheshire West and Chester Council. All adults who work for and with the Council have a duty to make sure you are safe and happy. This pledge shows how we promise to do this. This Pledge has been written by Cheshire West and Chester’s Children in Care Council.

Further information is available on the Children in Care Council website: