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Home Children and Young People Could you become a foster carer?
Graphic invites people to become foster carers in Wigan

Could you become a foster carer?

You may have considered fostering before, but thought the time wasn’t right for you or your family.

But maybe now your circumstances may have changed – and perhaps it’s time to think again. For example, your employment status may have changed as a result of Covid-19 and you may now be in a better position to think about foster care as a career option.

Wigan Council is appealing for anyone who thinks they can give love, support and stability to a child to consider becoming a foster carer – one of the most rewarding roles you could ever perform.

Like authorities across the country, Wigan Council’s fostering service is experiencing increased demand as the national shortage of foster carers grows, with an additional 44 children being placed into care since this time last year.

They are particularly in need of families who can offer placements to teenagers, siblings and children with additional needs.

If you are interested in finding out more, a virtual information event takes place on Tuesday, 6 July 2021, from 6.30– 8pm. It’s a chance to find out about the benefits of fostering with your Local Authority and to ask any questions. Book your place online.  

For more information about fostering, please visit Wigan Council’s fostering page