Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, throughout the past year, some of the information provided in the Gateway website may be outdated or changed. We are trying to resolve this for all organisations; apologies if you have been affected.

Where can I find information about adopting or fostering?

WWiSH is an adoption service that covers the Warrington, Wigan and St Helens areas. If you wish to adopt a child or would like more information on the adoption process you can contact the team on 01942 487 272.

There is also a dedicated website for the St Helens Council Fostering Service that provides local information about fostering and how to apply.

British Adoption and Fostering is the UK’s leading adoption and fostering membership – their website allows you to search for local adoption and fostering agencies in addition to providing general information, resources and advice.

Further information and advice about adoption can also be found through Adoption UK (Helpline 0844 848 7900) and After Adoption (ActionLine 0800 0568 578).