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:

  • Fostering drop in session on 27 November 9.30am  – 4pm at Merton House, Stanley Road, Bootle. 
  • Out & About session on 29 November at the Liverpool Echo Buildings, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB, 11.30am – 2.30pm. 

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 and Adoption 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 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 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.



Fostering Information Booklet (pdf 5.48MB)
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Last Updated on 06 April 2018