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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.

Bradford information evening

18th July, 2018
Bradford

Find out about fostering for Bradford Council.

Foster carers, looked after children and social workers are there to chat about how long it takes to become a foster carer, what it’s like being a foster carer and what it’s like being a looked after child in foster care.

There is a presentation at 6.45pm by the Head of Fostering and a senior Children’s Services’ manager about Bradford’s fostering services.

6pm - 8pm

To book a place, phone 01274 434331 or email fostering@bradford.gov.uk

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Bradford information evening

17th October, 2018
Bradford

Find out about fostering for Bradford Council.

Foster carers, looked after children and social workers are there to chat about how long it takes to become a foster carer, what it’s like being a foster carer and what it’s like being a looked after child in foster care.

There is a presentation at 6.45pm by the Head of Fostering and a senior Children’s Services’ manager about Bradford’s fostering services.

6pm - 8pm

To book a place, phone 01274 434331 or email fostering@bradford.gov.uk

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Imran wants to be a sound engineer

Imran  has been in foster care for four years and music is his outlet.  He is very into fashion and likes going to gigs with his mates. Writing music gives him a chance to get his frustrations down on paper and he often writes about his experiences growing up in care. To help him work towards his ambition his foster carer has encouraged him to take part in talent shows at school and he’s also gone on a course to learn DJ skills. His foster carer hopes that one day she’ll be able to see his dream of working on X-Factor become a reality.

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Jack and Emily want to be rockstars…

When Jack was six and Emily ten their mother died, their father became unable to cope and they were neglected. Jack and Emily went into foster care with a local family who already had a younger child. Their lives were turned upside down and they became shy and struggled at school. Neither of them was keen on trying anything new and they weren’t confident in their own abilities.

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RT : Did you see this article in yesterday's Observer? It features three fantastic foster families: https://t.co/OjOE6iNvqk
5 December 2017 - 15:52
RT : What a brilliant short film from as part of their Amazing Humans series. Another positive view of foster… https://t.co/Bv4wWIWGp5
4 December 2017 - 14:38
“My children really bond with all of the people we’ve fostered and we’ve always stayed in contact with everyone.”… https://t.co/w921aF468q
2 December 2017 - 10:20

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