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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

15th May, 2018
Blackpool

Time – anytime between 5 - 7.30pm

 

Our friendly and experienced team regularly hold dedicated information events for those interested in fostering, come along and get the chance to:

- Find out about the fostering application process and get an insight into our services that are available to our foster carers and their families

- Learn about the types of foster care placements

- Have an opportunity to sit down and chat with one of our qualified and experienced team members, asking any questions you may have

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Bury information drop in

19th July, 2018
Bury

Come along to our monthly drop in sessions to have an opportunity to meet the team, pick up an information pack and find out more about the different options available for fostering, There is no need to book in advance - just call in.

10am - 12noon

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Leona and Chris foster children with complex needs

Leona and her husband Chris have been fostering children for over eight years alongside their two birth children.

“We always knew we wanted to foster,” Leona explains. “My husband was given up for adoption as a baby and had a really positive experience. We had so much to offer and have both always loved being around children so we thought we’d give it a go.”

Both Leona and Chris’s own children and foster children have special and complex needs.

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Jackie and Bob transferred from an independent agency

Jackie and Bob are a married couple in their 50’s who have been together for over 30 years and have two grown up sons. They have previously run successful businesses, including a pub, restaurant and shops. They are very family-orientated, and like to be kept busy, so fostering seemed like a perfect lifestyle change when business commitments were making their work-life balance tip in the wrong direction.

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