Fostering in Manchester

Are you looking to open your heart and home to a child in Manchester? Join our family at Beacon Fostering today.
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Fostering a child in Manchester

If you’re thinking of becoming a foster carer to a child in Manchester, there’s never been a better time to take the leap.

Manchester has a population of 552,000, as shown in the last census from 2021. As of March 2023, however, there were just 215 fostering households registered with the local authority, compared to 1,332 children desperately needing a home to call their own. 44% of children, therefore, were placed outside the Local Authority area, meaning that there’s a real shortage of carers in the local community.

Are you interested in becoming a foster carer?

While the process can seem daunting, here at Beacon Fostering, we have decades of experience in placing children with well-matched families and loving homes.

Whether you’re transferring from another agency, or have never fostered a child before, Beacon Fostering is here to guide you.

With offices across the North West, we are well-placed to provide expert advice and support, no matter where you are on your fostering journey.

Why foster with Beacon Fostering?

A leading provider in therapeutic foster care, our mission here at Beacon Fostering is to support families in Manchester and across the North West.

When you foster with Beacon Fostering, we provide:

Full training packages

At Beacon Fostering, we’ll support you every step of the way with online training courses, workshops and access to guidance from our local offices

Comprehensive financial aid

We provide competitive fostering payments, and can pay up to £750 per week for therapeutic placements, based on each child or young person’s needs

Well-matched placements

It’s important to us that each child is placed with a family that shares similar hobbies, interests and values, to give both parties the best chance of growing and thriving together

A dedicated support network

As well as becoming part of our family here at Beacon Fostering, you and your foster child will also have access to our offices throughout the Northwest, with 1:1 therapeutic counselling available

Access to the Beacon Sporting Chance

Children fostered through Beacon Fostering will be eligible for a grant of £500 – an extra boost they can put towards pursuing their favourite sports, hobbies or interests

Beacon’s Care Leaver covenant

Even after they have left care, young people who were fostered through Beacon Fostering will still have access to ongoing support as they start the next chapter in their lives – whether that’s going to university, or the first step in a new career

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Who can foster with Beacon Fostering?

We welcome enquiries and applications from everyone, regardless of your age, race, gender and sexual orientation.

There is no such thing as an “ideal” foster carer, so long as you are healthy, and meet these key requirements:

  • You are over the age of 21
  • You have a spare room in your home
  • You have a British Citizenship, or the right to remain in the UK
  • Are ready to open your doors and heart to a foster child that needs your care

Are you ready to become part of our mission?

At Beacon Fostering, we are always looking for new foster carers in Manchester to join our family.

If you think you’re ready to take the first step, or are looking to transfer over to us from another agency, speak to the team today*, and let us become a part of your story. 

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