Could you be the difference?

As the Local Authority fostering service we are responsible for over 1,500 looked after children in Liverpool.  If you could provide a loving and secure home to children who need it the most, we love to talk to you.

Or call 0151 515 0000 for an informal chat.

Make an extraordinary difference

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ foster carer.  We welcome foster carers with different backgrounds, skills and interests.  The most relevant and special thing is the ability to provide a loving and secure home to children who need it the most.

You already have all the skills you need!

A kind and caring nature maybe the most valuable trait of a foster carer.  If you can provide the love, stability and routine that may have been missing in a child’s life, you could really make a difference.

If you can see the situation from the child’s point of view, listen, understand and have patience; the rewards you'll get will far outweigh the challenges.

And not forgetting the importance of a sense of fun!  What could be more rewarding than bringing fun, happiness and adventure back into childhood? 

As long as you are over 21, have a spare room and live full-time in the UK, we would love to talk to you about Fostering for Liverpool City Council. 

We'll support you all the way

With regular training courses across a wide range of topics, there are many opportunities to learn and develop your skills, which are reflected and rewarded with our skills based payment structure.  Regular foster carer forums are a great way to meet other carers, and learn from each other and professionals in a relaxed and social environment.

We also provide

  • A dedicated fostering social worker and family support worker
  • Access to support services are all under one roof, giving quick and smooth access to education support, mental health support, plus a 24hr support service.
  • Pre and post-approval training
  • Competitive skills and children's allowance payments
  • Council tax exemption
  • Up to £500 set up fee per child
  • Free membership to the UK's leading fostering charities Foster Talk and Fostering Network
  • Local support groups and social events
  • Free Lifestyles membership, access to a holiday home at Presthaven beach resort and much more.

Enquire online

If you'd like more information about fostering with us please get in touch.

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Got a question?

You can speak to one of our friendly team, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

& 0151 515 0000


  • CAMHS for mental health support
  • Free Lifestyles Membership
  • Foster Talk Membership
  • Fostering Network Membership
  • Presthaven Holiday Home
  • Liverpool Arabic Centre