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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.

Sheffield information evening

11th October, 2017
Sheffield

We run fostering information evenings throughout the year so that you have the opportunity to get more information on what it’s like to be a foster carer, to meet foster carers and ask any questions you may have.

These meetings are held at the Quaker Meeting House in Sheffield from 5.45pm until 8pm.

If you would like to attend please contact us before the evening. 

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Stockport information evening

3rd October, 2017
Stockport

If you're interested in fostering, join us for an open evening where we can talk more about what it takes to become a foster carer.

We hold a range of open evenings during the year so join us to find out more about the different types of fostering and the specialist scheme which offers a salary of £28k-£30k.

We will also explain about the fostering process on how to become a foster carer and you will be given the opportunity to speak to an existing Stockport foster carer about their experiences of fostering. The open evening normally lasts around 90 minutes.

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Tina and her children foster

For Tina the decision to become a foster carer was a simple as;. ‘I like children, I had two already and felt I had a lot to offer. I could do it so why don’t I?’ Tina has been a foster carer for over 5 years and has fostered six children. In the first couple of years she took short term placements so she could see if fostering was right for her and her children. ‘You worry; what if they don’t like you or the kids don’t like them?’

 

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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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