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Thinking about becoming a foster carer with Excel Fostering? It’s important to know about the independent fostering agency of choice and becoming a foster carer with us can help you to make brighter tomorrows for children and young people.

Our History and Vision

Excel Fostering was established in 2009 and since then we have been clear in our vision, and passionate about:

  • Providing safe foster placements where any child or young person can thrive emotionally, acquire the skills necessary to achieve in education, be healthy and contribute positively to society.
  • Supporting our foster carers with fostering training and support and, professional development.
  • Listening to children, young people, foster parents, staff and local authorities to ensure quality services.

As an independent fostering agency, we bring many years of management, strategic and financial experience to Excel Fostering and, over the last decade, we have grown rapidly delivering fostering services across the North West in Lancashire and Cumbria. We started out as a small team, now have offices in Lytham St Annes and Burnley, with local support provisions in Cumbria. We are a local agency, offering you local support so you never have far to travel for training or to take part in support groups and, our social workers live and work in all corners of Lancashire.

Our Core Values

When you join Excel fostering as a foster carer, you can expect to be supported through every step of your foster care journey. We focus all our energy on helping you to become a foster parent and support you to help children make a brighter tomorrow.
Here at Excel Fostering, we have 6 core values:

  • Making brighter tomorrows - promoting exceptional outcomes for children and young people
  • Ensuring safeguarding - putting safeguarding at the heart of the agency
  • Empowering care leavers - supporting and investing in children leaving care, providing opportunities to those transitioning to independence
  • High-quality support - delivering an outstanding quality of service for foster carers, their families and, children and young people in care.
  • Advocacy - listening, hearing and acting for those we support
  • Supporting staff - supporting and investing in our team of staff

Fostering with Excel

By becoming a foster carer with Excel, we guarantee to support you through the whole process and beyond. With 24-hour support available and outstanding fostering training courses to participate in, we ensure you are as best prepared for fostering as you can be – and strive to help you become the best foster carer you can be.
Find out more reasons why you should choose Excel from our detailed guide, or simply get in touch with our helpful team to understand more about us, and why you should become a foster carer with our agency today.

Ways to

Our team of friendly fostering advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is right for you.

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You can contact us by phone and speak to our fostering advisors who are available to talk to you about becoming a foster carer.

01253 712734

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You can contact us by completing our online form and our fostering advisors will respond to your queries within 24 hours.

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