Fostering with Excel

We are an independent fostering agency who work closely with local authorities across the North West to help care for children and young people who, for whatever reason, can no longer live with their birth parents.

The demand for compassionate and caring foster carers is currently far higher than the availability, which is why we want you to think about applying with Excel Fostering to take on a foster placement.

For more information on what is required to become a foster carer, what training and support we offer, other information regarding taking on foster care placements and how you can help Excel continue to provide a quality fostering service, please see the pages below.

To take the first step on your foster care journey to help children and young people in your local authority – or to ask any other questions – please complete out online form and a member of out team will be in touch. We hope to hear from you soon!

What is Foster Care

When a child is no longer able to live with their own family, they are placed into foster care to keep them safe. As a foster carer, it is important to provide a safe and loving environment for that child or young person. When a child is placed into foster care, it is either on a temporary or a permanent basis depending on if the situation at home can be resolved. 


Why Foster

All children and young people deserve to live in a safe and happy home, with the help of foster carers we can make this a reality.

With an increased number of children being placed into foster care, we need additional foster carers more than ever to help care for those who desperately need it.



How Much Do Foster Parents Get Paid?

Becoming a foster carer can be one of the most rewarding experiences, as it offers you the opportunity to change a young person’s life. As this is an important decision, one of the most common queries around fostering is around fostering allowance and wondering how much do foster parents get paid.


Foster Care Training & Support

Our strength is our experience in understanding the needs of children and young people in placement and what foster parents can benefit from in terms of training and support.





Ways to

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

Request a
call back

Contact us by completing our online form and one of our fostering advisors will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

Call us

Contact us by phone and one of our friendly fostering experts will be on hand for any foster care advice and support you require.

Download a Brochure

Download our helpful guide to becoming a foster carer with Excel Fostering.