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Fostering in the North West

Welcome to the FCA North West page. Last year, we received over 2,623 referrals from local authorities of children and young people who are desperately looking for a home. We are reaching out to potential foster carers to come forward to help provide a stable and safe living environment for kids who need it. With the number rising each year, contact us today to find out how you can start your journey.

The Foster Care Associates North West team

We are absolutely committed to supporting you 24/7 day and night and when you join FCA North West you are joining an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ fostering provider.

We are passionate about shaping the future for the children in our care, we are truly committed to achieving excellent outcomes, to ‘hearing’ the voice of the child, speaking their language, keeping them safe, developing for them.

We love to get together to celebrate the achievements of foster carers and young people, to regularly enjoy fun days, coffee mornings and days out.

Across the North West our teams cover:

Greater Manchester Team – all Greater Manchester metropolitan borough council areas – Including Oldham, Rochdale, Middleton, Ashton under Lyne, Stockport, Salford, Manchester, Tameside, Wigan.

Chorley Team – Chorley, Bolton, Sefton, East Lancashire, West Lancashire and South Lancashire.

Lancaster Team –  Fylde/Wyre, North Preston, Lancaster, Cumbria.

Liverpool Team – Liverpool, all Metropolitan Borough Council areas in Merseyside and East Cheshire.

24/7 fostering support

Our team is fantastic, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of local support, from Crewe right up to Carlisle we are proud of our North West heritage. From monthly support groups to respite breaks, you’ll be instantly welcomed into our FCA North West family.

Take a look at our carer satisfaction survey for North West.

If you don’t have time to drop in but would like more information on fostering in the North West then please call 0800 434 6000 or make an enquiry online.

Already a foster carer and considering a move?  Look how easy it is to transfer to FCA.

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Our Offices

Chorley

Lincoln House, Foxhole Road, Ackhurst Park, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1NY

01257 275 537

Liverpool

Unit 29, Meridian Business Village, Hansby Drive, Liverpool, L24 9LG

0151 486 4440

Meet the Team

Mark Cartridge

Operations Director

Jane Hilary

Fostering Service Manager

Ann Eaves

Office Manager

Clare Wrightson

Placements Manager

Andrew Sofield

Fostering Service Manager

Janet Mardell

Fostering Service Manager

Case Studies

    How can we help?

    Ready to start fostering a child or young person? Or just want a bit more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you? All you need to do is contact us.

    Phone us

    Call us on 0800 023 4561 (lines open Monday - Thurs: 9am - 7pm, Fri: 9am - 6pm)

    Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we're here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

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    Phone us

    Call us on 0800 023 4561 (lines open Monday - Thurs: 9am - 7pm, Fri: 9am - 6pm)

    Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we,re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

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    Call me back

    Haven't got time to chat now? Leave your details and we'll call you back at a time that suits you:

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
    • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
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