Who we are and what we do
Fostering Ltd is an Independent Fostering Agency based in Bury, Greater Manchester. Fostering Ltd was formed in November 2014 by Najam Asghar and Caroline Larkin who between them have over 45 years experience of working in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors of Social Care. Between them both Najam and Caroline have worked at Volunteer, Social Worker, Foster Carer, Team Manager, Service Manager and Regional Manager Levels.
The service aim is to work closely with families, foster carer/s and all other professionals involved in the care of children and young people to ensure that the highest quality of service is being offered.
Fostering Ltd premises are situated close to Bury town centre, close to the M66 and M60 motorway’s and has excellent access to bus/rail/metro transport links to various parts of the North West of England and UK.
We offer placements to a wide range of children aged 0–18 and are currently looking to recruit more carers to help increase the service we can offer to young people. We believe that local children should be able to live with local families so we want to hear from you if you live anywhere in the North West of England including Manchester, Stockport, Liverpool, Wigan, Preston and as far North as Cumbria
We are a small, yet highly experienced team who understand the needs of carers; our Team Manager has been an approved foster carer for over 12 years, caring for over 70 children, and one of our Social Workers previously fostered for 16 years. Because of this insight, we are able to offer practical advice and support to our carers as well as regular supervision, 24 hour telephone support, regular training, support groups and membership to organisations such as Fostering Network and FosterTalk.
We aim to provide a family feel for our carers, where problems are shared and children receive individual care. We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen, not just to children, but to our foster carers and their families too. If you decide to become a foster carer, your whole family will be involved in the process so we include them from the beginning.
We want every looked after child to have a safe, caring and supportive family home, where they are valued and made to feel ‘at home’. We offer many different types of placements depending on the needs of the child including Short Term, Long Term, Respite, Remand, Sibling Group, Emergency and Parent and Child.
We believe that children do better when professionals work in partnership with parents and the child’s wider family. When you become a foster carer, you become a part of a team that surrounds the child; we want our service to instil confidence in all those who are involved in the young person’s life, whatever the length of our involvement.
We work with carers and other professionals to help all children achieve their potential and develop into happy, confident young people. We want every child placed with us to be healthy, safe and have opportunities to make positive contributions to their community.
We want our service to be individual and celebrate diversity; our children come from a wide range of backgrounds so we think our carers should too. Whether you are male or female, in a relationship or single, heterosexual or gay, parents or not, we want to hear from you if you are interested in finding out more about Fostering Ltd.
Our team consists of: Caroline, Najam, Rachel, Sarahjayne, Sara and Ann.