Welcome!

Children in the North West 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.

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This helps us send you the right information for your area. If you don't live in the North West, contact your own council directly.

Bury information drop in

16th August, 2017
Bury

Come along to our monthly drop in sessions to have an opportunity to meet the team, pick up an information pack and find out about the different options available for fostering. There is no need to book in advance just call in.

5.30 - 7.30pm

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Bury information drop in

14th November, 2017
Bury

Come along to our monthly drop in sessions to have an opportunity to meet the team, pick up an information pack and find out about the different options available for fostering. There is no need to book in advance just call in.

10am - 12 noon

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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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Gill and Roger foster teenagers

Gill and Roger are 44 and 54 years old respectively and have children who are now teenagers. They decided the time was right to share their home with other children who are in need of a safe and happy place.  They really want to do all they can to make a difference to a young person’s life, and have now been fostering for 1.5 years.

Not everything was plain sailing when their foster daughter first came to live with them, it took some time for their whole family to become accustomed to their new situation.  However, the family worked together to adjust to everyone’s needs.

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Can I apply to my local authority if I foster for an agency? Yes you can https://t.co/VeOchNteBB
17 February 2017 - 11:15
What life experience could you bring to a career as a foster carer? Hear Jenny’s story; https://t.co/hvWs1iW7gE
15 February 2017 - 16:15
Fostering a teenage asylum seeker was challenging – and rewarding | Eleanor Ott https://t.co/chg9DQgRUg
15 February 2017 - 09:57

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