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

18th July, 2017

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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Bury information drop in

11th October, 2017

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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Olivia wants to be a chef...

Olivia is 8 years old and is a bubbly character who is always laughing and singing. Olivia’s foster carers describe her as “very bright, sweet and beautiful”. They add that Olivia has a good sense of humour and charms them with her funny little sayings. Olivia enjoys music, singing and dancing and since being in foster care is becoming much more confident in trying new things, she has developed an interest in cooking since being with her current carers and enjoys spending time in the kitchen.

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Chloe wants to go to college…

Chloe has very few family members and lost her mother when she was a baby. Like lots of teenagers she loves Justin Bieber and seeing her friends. She’s not keen on being found out when she’s been fibbing about why she’s back late or the spicy food her foster carers enjoy.

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We asked our foster carers to bust some common myths about fostering. Here’s what they had to say… https://t.co/h0T7ybT2nU
22 June 2017 - 15:10
If our ad on this lunchtime got you thinking about fostering why not get the real story from our carers?… https://t.co/DLvMEan0Kq
22 June 2017 - 13:30
Did you see our ad on tonight’s episode of Caught on Camera? If it made you consider find out more at… https://t.co/pocATieRfn
21 June 2017 - 21:30