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Since 2009, Excel Fostering has grown organically to become a key provider of fostering services across the North West, Cumbria, Lancashire and parts of Cheshire. Despite having experienced substantial growth, the foster care agency continues to maintain a strong, family-friendly feel.

Our founders started their careers as social workers and together have more than 50 years’ experience within the sector. Their passion for fostering has led them to develop a culture within Excel of ongoing training and maximum support for our carers, a passion that continues in the day-to-day running of the business to ensure that their original values and ambitions continue to be achieved.

Why choose Excel as your independent fostering agency?

Excel has a senior management team that is responsible for the day to day operations and for ensuring that their team is performing to the best of their ability. They are the liaison across the entire Excel team.

When you make contact with Excel Fostering, your first encounter will be with our administrative team. When you become a registered carer, it is the admin team that starts the process when a child is in need of a placement. The admin team will contact you to discuss whether or not this placement would be a suitable match – and whether you meet the fostering requirements.

The social work team coordinates with you in all aspects of your fostering career, from training to support with the children in your care. A social worker is on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also employ two therapists who specialise in play therapy, amongst other things. We also have a finance team that is responsible for all our transactions. They pay the foster carers, the staff and the bills. The dedication of each team means that we are a smoothly run operation where everyone works to keep us from ever having any glitches or miscommunication.

At the end of an assessment, our independent panel is responsible for scrutinising the work that our social workers do with potential foster carers and deciding whether or not the carers are suitable to become a foster carer. Our panel is made up of people from various backgrounds with a wide range of life experience and expertise.

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, there are children and young people in your community who need you right now. If you would like more information or want to know more about the fostering process, get in touch with a member of our helpful team who are always on hand to help. We are always on the search for good people to help us in our goal of providing happy lives to youngsters, and making tomorrow a brighter day.

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The team celebrate our 10th Birthday!

On Sunday 8th September, our staff and carers came together to celebrate 10 years of Excel Fostering! We all enjoyed fantastic entertainment, face painting and an afternoon tea-style buffet. The day was a huge success and enjoyed by all. Happy 10th Birthday Ex...

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Laura talks to us about her experience of fostering with Excel

Mel recently met with our lovely foster carer Laura to have a catch up and and to share her experience of fostering with Excel Fostering. Initially Laura thought she was too old to foster at 66, but with nothing to lose she decided to enquire and to her s...

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Fostering Information Event – Preston

EVENT DATE: 23 Sep 2019

Date: 23rd-24th September 2019 Time: 09.00-18.30 Location: St George's Shopping Centre, Preston If you would like to make a difference to children who may not have had the best start in life? We need many more fostering families in and ar...

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