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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Knowsley information session

21st February, 2017

Our ‘drop in’ information sessions are for people who are interested in fostering and would like to find out more. Our team will also be able to answer any questions you may have. You don’t need to book just call in and say hello...

2pm - 4.30pm

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Jenny is fostering five children

Jenny, 52, who has fostered with Warrington Borough Council for two years, said: “Before my husband and I got married, we said we wanted three children of our own and to adopt a child too. Which I know is quite unusual to have that mind-set from the outset, but I think my childhood had a big impact on that decision. Terry had a very happy childhood, but my world turned upside down at 14, when my mum passed away.

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Alec and Kenny foster teenagers

This LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week Alec and Kenny tell us why they're #proudtofoster

Alec and Kenny were inspired to become foster carers through Kenny’s work with children with behavioural issues, knowing that many of the children he worked with came from difficult backgrounds and now foster Matthew, a 16 year old with severe learning disabilities.

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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