About Us


Who are we?

Fostering Ltd is an Independent Fostering Agency based in Rawtenstall in Bury, Greater Manchester. Fostering Ltd was formed in November 2014 by Najam Asghar and Caroline Larkin who between them have over 50 years experience of working in the statutory, voluntary, and independent sectors of Social Care.

service aim

about us

Between them, both Najam and Caroline have worked as volunteers, Social Worker, Foster carers, Team managers, 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 in Rawtenstall just outside Bury, close to the M66 and M60 motorways and have excellent access to bus/rail/metro transport links to various parts of the North West of England and UK.

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What Do We Do?

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

how do we do it?

Here's how

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 fostering director was a foster carer for over 15 years, caring for over 70 children, they also adopted 2 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 organizations such as Fostering Network and FosterTalk.

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What We Believe In

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.

we help children

Here's the goal

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 types of placements depending on the needs of the child including Short Term, Long Term, Respite, 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 instill confidence in all those who are involved in the young person’s life, whatever the length of our involvement.

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