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

12th September, 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.

10am - 12 noon

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Fostering information evening Middlewich

10th July, 2017
Cheshire East

Could you do something incredible and foster for Cheshire East Council?
We hold regular information evenings where you can come and find out more about fostering.  There is no need to book, just call in to meet our friendly team who will be able to answer any questions that you may have.
We look forward to seeing you
6pm - 8pm

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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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Ian and Kevin foster primary age children

Ian and Kevin applied to Leeds after attending an information evening. They had a positive home visit and undertook the fostering assessment process. Ian and Kevin were new to Leeds so the Assessing Social Worker introduced them to local carers and discussed how the council could support them. Ian and Kevin were approved at panel to care for one child of primary school age.

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As a foster carer you’d be doing something incredible for local children in care. Find out if it's right for you:… https://t.co/kYR3ttqRYC
20 February 2017 - 20:15
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