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.

Middlewich information evening

12th March, 2018
Cheshire East

Come and meet our friendly fostering team who will be on hand to answer any questions you have about a career in fostering. Our experienced staff will be able to talk you through the process, covering everything from training, the benefits and the difference you can make to a child’s life.  From 6pm-8pm

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Weaverham information drop in

16th April, 2018
Cheshire West and Chester

Come and meet the fostering team from Cheshire West and Chester Council and find out more about becoming a foster carer for your local authority.


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Lauren and Danny foster teenage boys

Lauren and Danny have been fostering for almost five years. They currently foster an older child and a teenager and have a six month old baby of their own. Both placements they have are long term, “they’re part of our family,” and having a baby has helped “cement” the family and the given the boys a role as older brothers.

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Sheila gets support from her local authority

Regular visits, being part of a team and personalised support for both Sheila and her foster son Tom* – that’s the benefits of fostering for Salford City Council. 

Sheila, who began fostering four years ago with a private agency, said the support she now receives from focus in comparison to the agency is excellent.

“My cousin fostered so it was always something I wanted to do and went to the same agency they were with,” said Sheila who lives in Manchester.

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Hear how Lucy from Bradford has found it when she came a foster carer for her local authority: https://t.co/NrUEncJdd2
22 February 2018 - 15:29
A fantastic quote from a child living in foster care in one of our story competition entries: “You don’t have to be… https://t.co/BwXhzCGvNy
22 February 2018 - 14:10
In one of our story competition entries 'Rosie the Dragon' a shy dragon saves the day: “Thank you for saving us!” T… https://t.co/aYQGXVBi1A
22 February 2018 - 08:55