Why foster a child?

Talk to any of our foster carers and they’ll tell you about the rewards and satisfaction fostering gives them. Helping to make even a small difference to a child’s life makes it all worthwhile.

It could be improving their attendance at school. It could be seeing them smile for the first time. Or it could be the spark of inspiration in their eyes when you take them on their first day-trip.

You’ll definitely face challenges but you can rely on outstanding support from Chester West and Chester Council and the exhilaration that you feel from overcoming challenges makes it well worth it.

Seeing a little boy, who when he first came to us was very fearful and didn’t know how to play, enjoying the park and playing games with my children made me so proud of how far we’d all come together.
Sally, long term foster carer

Read more real life stories of people who already foster flexibly with Cheshire West and Chester Council.