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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.

Blackpool information evening

7th November, 2017
Blackpool

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

You don't have to attend the entire session, you can call in at a time that is convenient to yourself. Our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

5.00pm - 7.30pm

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Preston information evening

13th December, 2017
Lancashire

Our information evenings are informal and give you the chance to have a chat with social workers who are experienced in fostering.

We'll tell you a bit about becoming a foster carer and how we can support you. We'll also show some short video clips. Some of our foster carers will be there to share their experiences and answer any of your questions.

The information evenings run from 6pm to 7.30pm.

There is no need to book but please arrive promptly as the presentations start at 6pm.

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Kim talks about being a foster carer in our short film

Hear about being a foster carer first hand; "You can achieve what you want to achieve!

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Jason and Nikki are short term foster carers

Jason Brooks and wife Nikki, recruited in the last fostering campaign in 2010, have fostered ten children since becoming foster parents. The couple, who have two birth children of their own, Declan and Ellie, are short term foster parents for children who come into care and need a short-term solution to domestic or parental issues.

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Excited to see entries for our competition coming in - find out more here: https://t.co/Z8xmL9RDMr
25 September 2017 - 15:12
We’re chuffed to have ‘Queen of Teen’ award winner on our panel https://t.co/Am8yK0pwWd
24 September 2017 - 19:00
Are you fostering a young person with a passion for creative writing? Help them enter https://t.co/XDNzuBdW5O
23 September 2017 - 11:45

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