Why foster with us?


When you foster with Wirral, you’ll be providing a loving home for a local child. Our team of professionals will be supporting and with you throughout your journey as a foster carer.

If you can provide the loving and stable home we will provide you with all the support you need.

When a child in Wirral needs a foster home, Wirral Council receive all the placement requests for our carers before any other agencies.

Meaning our foster carers get precedence in the placement of children in Wirral.

Whether it is the very first time you have thought about becoming a foster carer, or the hundredth, there are lots of young people in Wirral looking for loving carers just like you. We need to recruit more foster carers than ever before – do you have the heart?

Fostering for Wirral means looking after local children and working with a local service with direct access to a range of local professionals.

As well as the emotional rewards of providing a safe, local home for a child or young person, when you foster with us, we’re here to support you 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Don’t worry, you are not alone. Foster carers receive a range of ongoing support and training, as well as financial support.

Read more about support available for foster carers.


Call our fostering team on 0151 666 4616 for an informal chat or email fosteringadmin@wirral.gov.uk


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