Could you foster a child?

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Fostering teenagers or helping to keep siblings together in one stable and loving home can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have.

By becoming a foster carer you can turn around the lives of young local people helping them to achieve their true potential.

In St Helens there is a particular need for foster parents to look after teenagers and brothers/sisters who want to stay together.

Should you take up the opportunity you will be helped at every step of the way by a support team.

St Helens Council offers enhanced allowances, training and tailored flexible help and advice packages. You can foster alongside your existing job or as a full time carer. It really is up to you.

You may have children of your own or experience gained in work environment or you may be keen to develop a career working with young people.

Applications are welcomed from those who are single, in a relationship, married or divorced; from applicants who work or don’t work at all for example, and regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

All are assessed on their own merits, and the type of care you could offer a child is the most important thing.

Just tell the council what you need and it will make it happen.

Interested? The council would love to hear from you. Just contact 01744 671199 or you can email

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