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.

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Blackpool Council – Fostering Open Event

9th August, 2016

Come along to one of our regular information evenings to find out more about fostering or adoption. The aim of the sessions is to help you decide whether to take the next step.

Held once a month on an informal, drop in basis - feel free to call in at a time that is convenient to yourself. Our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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Trafford Council - Fostering Information Event

13th September, 2016

We will be situated just outside the entrance of the library next to the top of the escalator/lift. This is an informal ‘drop in’ – you will not be under any pressure to move forward with an application – it’s an information gathering opportunity and a chance to chat with one of our approved foster carers about this rewarding role.

If you are unable to attend one of our events and wish to receive an information pack please visit www.trafford.gov.uk to request an information pack or contact the recruitment officer on 0161 912 3558.

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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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Mary fosters older children

Mum of three Mary always thought her first year in fostering would mean caring for a baby or child with special needs.

But when she was offered the chance to foster a nine year old boy, she and her family decided age didn’t matter – and say it’s one of the best decisions they ever made.

'Sam fitted in really well right from the start which was good. Everyone in the family adored him and he made new friends very quickly in this new area,' said Mary who took Sam in on a long-term placement. He will now stay with her until he reaches adulthood.

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