Fostering in Bury

You could make a real difference by becoming a foster carer, even change someone’s life. Lots of people think that you need experience and qualifications, but all you need to get started is our training.  In addition, we offer full 24/7 social worker support, so there will always be someone there for you.  When a child is matched and placed with you, you will receive a professional carer fee.

The Foster Care Co-operative (FCC) work closely with Bury Council in order to support the need for foster homes in the area.

Are you ready to foster?

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, and are aged 18 or over with a spare bedroom in your home, you can register your interest now by completing our short form at the bottom of this page, or call us on 0800 0856 538.

Our North West Regional team would love to have an informal chat with you to explore your fostering options.


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Fostering in Bury

We give foster carers the opportunity to get involved and have their say through our online Carer Forum and local regional Carer Support Groups.

We also run regular events and activities for our foster families.

About Us

We are a not-for-profit fostering organisation. We reinvest surplus income back into more foster carer support and training. We have a team of experienced social workers across England & Wales.

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Our team of social workers are based around the North West of England.  Julie Hough Operational Manager (North) helps ensure our foster carers are fully supported. Our North West team run events locally where you have a chance to meet up for an informal chat about fostering.

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Becoming a foster parent / carer

We start with an informal chat over the phone.  Then we follow up with an application pack for you to complete and we set up a home visit by one of our social workers. 

Next we commence a process called a Form F, which is a detailed assessment. At Stage 1 we do various checks including a DBS, a medical and references.  Stage 2 looks in more detail about your adult life and childhood, your relationships, your work and family life.

Once Form F is completed we invite you to a Fostering Panel, which is the final step to approve all new foster carers. 

  After this, you’re ready to make a change to a child’s life!

Ready to start your fostering journey?