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.

Bradford information evening

17th October, 2018

Find out about fostering for Bradford Council.

Foster carers, looked after children and social workers are there to chat about how long it takes to become a foster carer, what it’s like being a foster carer and what it’s like being a looked after child in foster care.

There is a presentation at 6.45pm by the Head of Fostering and a senior Children’s Services’ manager about Bradford’s fostering services.

6pm - 8pm

To book a place, phone 01274 434331 or email fostering@bradford.gov.uk

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Trafford information evening

11th December, 2018

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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Jenny is a short break foster carer

Jenny became a foster carer following a career in Human Resources and has been a short break carer for three years starting off fostering part time but now as a full time career. She was looking to make a real impact on someone’s life and as a foster carer she enjoys making a real difference not only to the lives of the children and young people but also to their families.

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Sheila gets support from her local authority

Regular visits, being part of a team and personalised support for both Sheila and her foster son Tom* – that’s the benefits of fostering for Salford City Council. 

Sheila, who began fostering four years ago with a private agency, said the support she now receives from focus in comparison to the agency is excellent.

“My cousin fostered so it was always something I wanted to do and went to the same agency they were with,” said Sheila who lives in Manchester.

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