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Children in the North West and Yorkshire need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your local authority and help local children achieve their ambition?  Take a look at our stories and find out more about what fostering means for children near you.

If you'd like the opportunity to chat with someone about fostering there are information events across the region. To find one near you take a look at our events page.

Sheffield information evening

21st November, 2017
Sheffield

We run fostering information evenings throughout the year so that you have the opportunity to get more information on what it’s like to be a foster carer, to meet foster carers and ask any questions you may have.

These meetings are held at the Quaker Meeting House in Sheffield from 5.45pm until 8pm.

If you would like to attend please contact us before the evening. 

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Stockport information evening

5th December, 2017
Stockport

If you're interested in fostering, join us for an open evening where we can talk more about what it takes to become a foster carer.

We hold a range of open evenings during the year so join us to find out more about the different types of fostering and the specialist scheme which offers a salary of £28k-£30k.

We will also explain about the fostering process on how to become a foster carer and you will be given the opportunity to speak to an existing Stockport foster carer about their experiences of fostering. The open evening normally lasts around 90 minutes.

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Sheila gets support from her local authority

Regular visits, being part of a team and personalised support for both Sheila and her foster son Tom* – that’s the benefits of fostering for Salford City Council. 

Sheila, who began fostering four years ago with a private agency, said the support she now receives from focus in comparison to the agency is excellent.

“My cousin fostered so it was always something I wanted to do and went to the same agency they were with,” said Sheila who lives in Manchester.

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Sean and Karen transferred from an agency

Sean and Karen had previously fostered for a private agency but transferred to Bolton because they felt that only a Local Authority could offer them the professional support they needed when fostering teenage boys.

Previously Sean has cared for a high profile unaccompanied minor who had come from Afghanistan, Gulwali Passarlay. Gulwali has gone on to write books about his experiences detailing his journey fleeing from the conflict that had claimed his father’s life.

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