Foster in Manchester

Next Stage for Fostering is an independent fostering agency in Greater Manchester with a difference.

Since 2015, it’s been our mission to make sure vulnerable children and young people throughout the city of Manchester and beyond find a suitable home that will help them flourish into the amazing adults they can be.

We model a genuine passion for helping children find supportive families in our company, going the extra mile to help create new families all across Manchester.

Why Manchester?

Manchester is a great Northern city: it’s an economic powerhouse, boasts an impressive musical heritage, and hosts some world-class football teams.

But Manchester still needs to improve when it comes to fostering. Currently, there are not enough foster carers to cater for all the children in Greater Manchester that need a loving home.

That’s why we need incredible people like you that can make a difference.

What types of fostering placements are available in Manchester?

As a fostering agency in Manchester, we work with Placements North West to offer a range of placement types for potential foster carers. They include:

  • Respite placements
  • Emergency / unplanned placements
  • Short-term placements
  • Long-term placements
  • Staying-put placements
  • Siblings placements
  • Parent and child placements
  • Adult parent and child placements
  • Therapeutic need placements
  • Step down and transitional care placements
  • Placements for children with disabilities
  • Placements for trafficked and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
  • Placements for young people on remand.

The benefits of fostering

When you choose to foster a child in Manchester, you may be eligible for a weekly allowance from Manchester City Council of between £310 and £510, depending on the child’s needs.

The allowance covers your foster child’s maintenance costs and includes a professional fee to recognise the important role you play in helping us transform lives across the city.

You could have what it takes

Many great foster carers start out believing that they don’t have the necessary skills to do it effectively, fearing that they won’t pass the assessment. We believe that anyone with patience and a willingness to understand someone who has specific needs can excel in foster care.

To become a foster carer, please contact our office on 01204 201203 or send an email to and a member of our team can answer any questions you may have.

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