Fostering in The North West

Could you make a difference to a child's life?

Being supported by our North West Regional team means you will get full training, 24/7 support and be paid professional carer fees for the children you look after.  Our team of experienced Social Workers will look after you every step of the way on your fostering journey.

LGBTQ+ foster dads and foster child making hearts with fingers

With over 57,500 children living with foster parents in England in March 2022, and with an urgent need for at least 5,000 more foster families needed right now, we need families like yours to join our #notforprofitfostering network to support young people in your local area.  CAN YOU OPEN YOUR HEART & YOUR HOME? 

When you start your journey to becoming a foster carer in the NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND, you become an integral part of our #notforprofitfostering network. We help create foster families for young people from all backgrounds and of all ages who need support and care.

So many of the young people who are in the UK care system, do not have good, positive experiences with adults to draw from.  You may find that your home is the first place where they have been allowed to feel safe and nurtured. 

Fostering is not easy, but it is one of the most rewarding things you can do, as so many families across the North West of England have already found out. From rural surroundings to inner-city living, could you be the next family to open your door to help a local child in care?


Manchester City Council reports that only about 60% of the looked after children are actually within 20 miles of their home.  There is a real need for more foster carers in and around Manchester to support keeping children within the communities that they call home.  CAN YOU OPEN YOUR HEART & YOUR HOME? 


Bury council are committed to helping keep children in foster care close to their community, school, friends and family.  There is an urgent need for more foster carers within the local area. CAN YOU OPEN YOUR HEART & YOUR HOME? 


There are more than 3,500 children in foster care in the Merseyside area (Liverpool, St Helens and the Wirral). There is a particular need for foster carers in this area who are ready to look after babies and toddlers (0-4 years). CAN YOU OPEN YOUR HEART & YOUR HOME? 

About The Foster Care Co-operative

We are proud to be a not-for-profit fostering agency. We reinvest surplus income into providing more training and support for our foster carers. Above all we are child-centred, and our objective is to empower children to become the best adults they can be.

We have a fantastic team of social workers in the North West, all overseen by our Operational Manager for the region, Julie Hough. Our team look after our wonderful foster carers, to ensure they are fully supported 24/7.

Don't take our word for it...

Very pleased with the support we receive from FCC. The training is good. The staff in the office are always helpful and answer my questions very quickly. My Social Worker is a huge support and gives me confidence when I sometimes question myself."

"I feel like a part of the family and love where I am. I get to see my friends and spend time at clubs. This is where I belong."

Fostered child, North West region


If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, and are aged 18 or over with a spare bedroom in your home, why not register your interest to see if we cover your area? Simply complete our short form below, or call us on 0800 0856 538. 

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