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Welcome to Alpha Plus Fostering

So much more than just a fostering agency!
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Introduction to Alpha Plus Fostering

Alpha Plus Fostering is a well-established independent fostering agency based in the North West of England. We provide quality, supported, stable, family placements for children and young people.

Our agency is designed to meet a wide range of needs, including those of children and young people with complex and complicated histories who may make considerable demands upon their carers. We are committed to improving the lives of children and young people who have experienced abuse, disruption and trauma in their lives.

We also aim to provide the best service to our carers through support and training and to value the enormous contribution they make to the lives of children who cannot live with their own family.

We are a tier 1 provider to all our local authority partners across the North West. Which means that we are a preferred provider and will be approached to provide care to young people and children ahead of our tier 2 and tier 3 competitors. This means that the opportunity for placements to be made is increased for carers registered with Alpha Plus.

Throughout Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire, our dedicated team of foster carers, social workers and support staff work together to achieve one sole aim: To provide safe, caring homes where children can move forward following difficult life experiences; develop their confidence and self-esteem and where they can flourish as individuals capable of achieving their potential.

Our aim is to provide the highest quality care to our children and support to our foster carers, by providing a professional, supportive and engaged service. We are committed to going above and beyond to ensure that we are so much more than just a fostering agency!


As an Alpha Plus foster carer you will be treated as a fellow professional, who will be undertaking valuable work caring for a looked after child safe in the knowledge that one of the North West's best agencies is here to support you.

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We know that researching fostering can be overwhelming when you first start. We have tried to help by gathering some of the most common questions we are asked.

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Local Authorities

Alpha Plus Fostering Agency is one of the leading providers of foster care in the North West, which makes us the agency of choice for many Local Authorities.

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Could you be a Foster Carer?

The great thing about foster care is that it is a career which is potentially open to all individuals. It doesn’t matter what your cultural background is, we do not care about your relationship status, and you can be a tenant or owner occupier. As long as you are compassionate and understanding, we would like to hear from you. Find out if you’re up to the challenge by taking our two-minute quiz.

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Alpha Plus - your local fostering agency!

Our main admin office is in Oldham. We work with every local authority in the North West – from Manchester to Liverpool, Preston to Crewe, and everywhere in between. We have training and support venues across the North West and you can find out where on this map. With our office based just off Junction 22, M60 we are easily reachable from everywhere in the North West and you’ll have local supporting social workers who will visit you in your home.