About Fostering

Fostering is a fun, rewarding, challenging, and flexible role...

Foster carers provide love, support, and security for children and young people under 18 who aren’t able to live with their birth parents.  There are many reasons why this maybe the case, but many children in care will have experienced abuse or neglect.  

When a child comes into the Council’s care, it is always because of issues outside of their control. It is never their fault or responsibility and they just need a safe and secure home, with caring adults, who want to make a positive impact on their lives and future.

As a foster carer, you can provide local children with a safe and caring home, and an enviromment where they can have positive experiences and enjoy being children.  By supporting and encouraging their education and development, you could help them achieve their potential.

Whatever the child's past experiences, we will provide you with all the necessary specialist support and guidance to really make a difference to a child's future!

There are different types of fostering to suit different types of foster carers - from respite and short term, to long term - permanent placements until the young person has reached 18.

If you would like to find out more please get in touch.

Fostering is about providing love, guidance, and 'stickability' (not giving up!)

Bianca's foster carers helped her believe in herself, which gave her the confidence to realise her potential.  By always being there to listen, support and encourage Bianca, her foster carers allowed her to see her future and feel strong enough to overcome any hurdles that come her way.  Read Bianca's Story here.

“Being fostered has completely turned my life around, I am so much more confident now, because I was somebody’s priority”


When you foster with Liverpool, we're with you all the way

We are here to support you every step of the way with specialist one to one support from your own social worker, ongoing training and development, and a whole community of foster carers to connect with for mentoring and socialising. Learn more about the process of becoming a foster carer here.

Enquire about fostering

If you could always be there for a child, provide a loving and secure home environment, and support and encourage their development, we would love to hear from you. 

Take the first step by sharing some details below or call us on 0151 515 0000 for an initial chat.

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