St Helens is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Merseyside, England. Historically in Lancashire, it is on the eastern bank of the River Mersey, opposite the city of Liverpool, and has a population of 74,586 as of the 2011 census. The town had a population of 145,641 at the 2011 Census. St Helens is the largest town in the metropolitan borough and the third largest in Merseyside.
St Helens is thought to have been founded by the Anglo-Saxons around the 6th century, and was originally called "Selin". However, the precise date of the town's foundation is unknown. It is believed that the town's name is derived from the Celtic saint Helen, or "Helen of the Hill", who is said to have founded a monastery here in the 4th century AD.
There are a number of ways to foster a child in St Helens. You can find out more about fostering through the Department for Education website or by contacting your local authority.
Fostering can provide a stable, loving home for a child who is not able to live with their own family or who is in danger. It can also provide the child with the opportunity to learn new skills and have fun.
If you are interested in fostering a child in St Helens, you should speak to your local authority. They can provide you with information about how to apply, how to find a foster home, and how to support the child while they are in foster care.