Fostering information sessions

Are you thinking about fostering?

We're excited to welcome more foster carers to our community, and our friendly team are holding a range of events to go through the fostering process. This includes virtual information sessions, in person community events, and stalls at events organised across Wigan Borough throughout the year.

These events are open to anyone who is ready to start the fostering journey, wants to find out more information, or support someone they think would make a good foster carer.

Local community events

Come along and meet one of our foster carers who can talk to you about their experience of fostering, and meet a member of our social work team who will talk you through the process of becoming a foster carer.

  • Friday 28th June, 10am - 12pm, Armed Forces HQ, Molyneux House, Scholes, WN1 3SE
  • Thursday 11th July, 10am - 12pm, Fur Clemt, 84 Montrose Ave, Wigan, WN2 9XN
  • Friday 12th July, 10am - 4pm, Wigan Tesco, Central Park Way, WN1 1XE
  • Saturday 13th July, 10am - 1pm, Greenslate Farm, Orrell, WN5 7BG
  • Tuesday 18th July, 10am - 12pm, Leigh Leisure Centre, Leigh Sports Village, WN7 4JY
  • Monday 22nd July, 10am - 12pm, Life Centre North, Wigan Town Centre
  • Monday 12th August, 10am - 12pm, Leigh Leisure Centre, Leigh Sports Village, WN7 4JY.

Unable to attend one of our sessions?

Our team is here to discuss your fostering options. You can contact us by calling 0300 303 0321 or complete our online fostering enquiry form and we will get back to you.

Meet our carers

We are so proud to have such a dedicated and supportive group of foster carers who are so passionate about supporting our local families. We welcome people from all walks of life to apply to become a foster carer, and if you join our fostering community, you will join an amazing group of people who support each other on their fostering journey.

Take a look at some of our foster carer stories to find out more about their experiences and why you should join Foster for Wigan.

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