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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.

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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Fostering open evenings

4th June, 2019
Stockport

18:00 - 20:00
Open evening to give you the opportunity to find out more about becoming a foster carer for Stockport Council. Come along and meet local foster carers and hear their experiences of fostering here in Stockport.  The open evening starts at 6pm and there is free parking at the Town Hall.

We are looking forward to meeting people who would consider fostering sibling groups, older children and children with disabilities and can offer short term, respite or long term fostering placements to our local children.

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Ian and Kevin foster primary age children

Ian and Kevin applied to Leeds after attending an information evening. They had a positive home visit and undertook the fostering assessment process. Ian and Kevin were new to Leeds so the Assessing Social Worker introduced them to local carers and discussed how the council could support them. Ian and Kevin were approved at panel to care for one child of primary school age.

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Macie, Callum and Lottie want to be dancers

Macie, Callum and Lottie like most siblings would hate to be separated but that doesn’t mean they always want to do the same thing. 

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