We believe you can foster

If you live in North West England and are interested in fostering a child, we're here to help. We cover the areas of Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside including Liverpool.

Here at Barnardo's North West Fostering Service, our team of dedicated social workers will support you throughout the whole of your fostering journey. Our OFSTED grade is Good. 

The rewards are huge. Knowing you've made a difference to a vulnerable child's life is something that will stay with you forever.

Get in touch

We can talk you through the fostering process and answer all your questions.

  • fill in our simple enquiry form below
  • call us on 0151 488 0822
  • email us at [email protected]
  • visit our Facebook page
  • write to us at Barnardo's North West Fostering Service, 5 Lineside Close, Liverpool, Merseyside L25 2UD
  • Register for one of our events (see below)


If you want to find out more about fostering and the process of becoming an approved foster carer, please come along to our Virtual Information event, on Tuesday 6th October, between 11am-12pm.  

We will be exploring topics like:

  • Who can foster
  • What is fostering like
  • What is the fostering process
  • Plus a Q & A session to answer any of your questions

To sign up to the event and receive the joining instructions, please email Lydia on [email protected].

  • Young person with toddler

    Foster a child

    There are many different reasons why families start to foster but they all wish to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in care.

  • Christine, foster carer with Barnardo's

    Christine's story

    Christine, from Manchester, has cared for more than 15 children with Barnardo's. Watch our video to hear Christine talk about the rewards of seeing the children in her care grow into young adults. 

  • A young girl and a woman sit talking on a bench in a park

    Further reading

    Our statement of purpose gives you detailed information about Barnardo's North West Fostering Service, and how we achieve good outcomes for the children in our care.