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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.

Information Session - Bradford

15th May, 2019
Bradford

Come along to our friendly and informal information meeting to find out more about fostering for Bradford Council.

Foster carers will be available on the evening to share their experiences and answer any questions you may have. There will be a chance to meet some of our staff team and hear more about fostering for Bradford during our presentation at 6.45pm.

To book your place, please call 01274 434444 or email fostering@bradford.gov.uk

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Fostering drop in information session

8th May, 2019
Wigan

6pm-7pm

Do you have experience of caring for or working with children? Do you have a caring nature and the commitment to provide a stable, loving home for our children in care?

Make this a year to remember and make a difference to a child’s life by fostering for us.

Come along to one of our drop-in sessions to find out more, there's no need to book. Our friendly staff will talk you through the process, foster carers will be on hand to share their experiences and some of our children in care will be there to talk about their journey.

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Karen fosters teenage girls

Karen and her husband have been fostering for 12 years and in that time have cared for over 70 children of varying ages and backgrounds.

‘We were originally thinking of adoption, then decided to try fostering first and never stopped,” explains Karen. “We enjoy it so much, especially the variety – every child is different with different problems and needs.”

Karen and her husband are currently fostering three teenage girls, including 17-year-old Amy, who has been living with them for three and a half years.

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Diana fosters babies and children

Diana had some preconceptions about being able to foster; “I’m a single woman with no birth children of my own. I was in my late forties and although I had a good job I’d never worked directly with children.”

“I remember the day I received the call offering my next placemen. I said yes and she arrived two hours later! She is now my beautiful seven year old daughter. She has overcome most of her problems now and I am so proud of her.”

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