You Can Foster - About fostering

Local authorities in the North West are working together on the You Can Foster campaign to encourage more people living in the region to think about becoming foster carers. We've put together the information on this website to help you find out more about fostering.

What is fostering?

Fostering means looking after a child or young person when they can’t live with their own families; this can be for a number of reasons. This can be a very difficult time for them, when they’ll need lots of support and care.

There are different types of fostering, from looking after a child in an emergency, to caring for a young person just at weekends, to supporting a child until they’re ready to be independent.

How do I get involved?

The first step is to get in touch. Over 5,000 people have already enquired about fostering through the You Can Foster campaign. Why don't you?

If you’re interested and think you have room in your heart and room in your home to help children in the North West, use this form to make an enquiry through You Can Foster.

You’ll then receive a fostering information pack from your own local authority and they’ll be able to answer any queries you may have.

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