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Fostering

A care leaver's experience of fostering

See how fostering can make a difference to a young person's life.



Did you know?

  • There is no typical foster carer. We welcome people from all backgrounds, nationalities, religions, genders and ages.

  • Many of the young people in care in Stockport are teenagers who would benefit from guidance and support from foster carers.

  • We’ll provide support and training throughout your application and after you’re approved.

  • The specialist fostering scheme provides supportive placements for children and young people with complex needs.

  • You don’t need any special qualifications or experience to be a foster carer, you just need to care about the welfare of young people.

  • It's important that our foster carers come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds to reflect the diversity of the children and young people in care.