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.

Trafford information evening

10th January, 2019

The event starts at 5pm for tea and coffee, followed by a presentation at 5.15pm. The event finishes at 7pm. (Please use the main entrance on Warwick Road up to 5pm.  From 5pm please access by the main wooden doors on Talbot Road, opposite Lancashire Cricket Club)

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Huddersfield information evening

20th September, 2018

Come and have a coffee with our foster carers, hear about their fostering journey and experiences in caring for looked after children.  Our friendly fostering team will be able to talk you through the process, covering everything from training, the benefits and the difference you can make to a child’s life.

5.30 - 7.30pm

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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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Imran wants to be a sound engineer

Imran  has been in foster care for four years and music is his outlet.  He is very into fashion and likes going to gigs with his mates. Writing music gives him a chance to get his frustrations down on paper and he often writes about his experiences growing up in care. To help him work towards his ambition his foster carer has encouraged him to take part in talent shows at school and he’s also gone on a course to learn DJ skills. His foster carer hopes that one day she’ll be able to see his dream of working on X-Factor become a reality.

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