Fostering with Sefton

If you have been inspired by the adverts from the recent You Can Foster campaign on the television and radio, then let Sefton's fostering experts give you a helping hand on your journey to become a foster carer. 

You can also learn more from Sefton's friendly experts and experienced carers at the following:

  • Information Evening 16/10/2018 6.30 – 8.30pm at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, off Cambridge Road, Waterloo, Merseyside, L22 1RR. 
  • Information Evening 20/11/2018 6.30 – 8.30pm at The Vincent Hotel, 98 Lord Street, Southport PR8 1JR. 

You can register your interest using the enquiry form on our dedicated fostering website, by calling Freephone 0800 923 2777 or by email

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Fostering for Sefton 

When you become a paid foster carer with Sefton Fostering Service, you are not only fostering a child (or children), but you become part of a wider fostering network of social workers, fellow foster carers and training providers to make sure you get all the support you need to be an excellent carer for children and young people who need your care, patience and understanding.  

We need you

We want to work with carers from a diverse range of backgrounds that can offer enthusiasm, warmth and energy to help children feel secure in their home. Your sexuality, being single and your religion/faith are not barriers to fostering with us. There is no upper age limit to becoming a foster carer with us, but you must be over 21 and in good health.   

As a local authority fostering service, once you are approved to be a foster carer with us we can ensure that you are never short of placements and invaluable experience throughout your fostering career.

To find out how to become a foster carer, check out our Becoming a Foster Carer web page, come to one of our information sessions or call our friendly team on FREEPHONE 0800 923 2777.


Useful Documents 

Fostering Information Booklet (pdf 5.48MB)
Kinship Care (Family and Friends) Policy (pdf 274KB)


Last Updated on 15 October 2018