Children in care invited to make Valentines gifts for their Foster Carers and raise awareness about fostering in Halton.

Looked after children in Halton will lend a hand to the fostering team this February, helping them to raise awareness about the difference Foster Carers can make to young peoples lives. As part of a Valentines themed recruitment campaign, children from the Halton Children in Care Council will come together for a crafting session where they will make small gifts for their foster families, and thank their Foster Carers for being so passionate about fostering for Halton. The fostering team will share special clips, pictures and gift presentations across social media pages between 5-14 February (@haltonbc).

Sessions like this are just one example of the many types of support and benefits Halton Borough Council offer to Foster Carers. New Foster Carers are guaranteed a comprehensive training and support package as part of the fostering process and will be allocated their own Social Worker along with generous weekly allowances and payments.

Halton’s Executive Board member for Children & Young People, Cllr Tom McInerney, said:
In Halton, we are in need of more people who will make great Foster Carers. We’re pleased to involve our young people to show what a difference foster care can make and encourage people to apply

The Halton Children in Care Council is a group of young people, who are all cared for by Halton Borough Council, who represent the views and wishes of all children in care and care leavers. They meet regularly and contribute to the way the service operates.

To find out more about fostering with Halton Borough Council you can call 0800 195 3175, complete an online enquiry form by visiting or join the team at the next pop-up drop in event Thursday 15 Feb, 11:00-13:00 at Costa Coffee, Widnes, WA8 7TN.