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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.

Preston Fostering Surgery

24th September, 2019
Preston

Lancashire County Council's fostering team is running unique drop-in surgeries for people interested in fostering offering: 

  • A face to face individual meeting with an expert in fostering recruitment and assessment.
  • An experienced foster carer on hand to answer your questions.
  • Fast tracking through the process so that your details can be checked for eligibility and an initial visit to your house be booked on the spot. 

10am - 1pm

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Malton information drop in

14th September, 2019
North Yorkshire

If you would you like to know more about fostering with us please come along to one of our informal drop ins, info stands or events, and meet the team, talk to local foster carers and pick up some info!

10am - 11.30am

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Glenys Fosters siblings and babies

“You’re probably too young to remember but it was the plight of the Vietnamese boat people that first got my husband and I interested in helping children,” says Stockport foster carer Glenys. “Because they were repatriated rather than fostered or adopted we couldn’t help them directly.

“But the idea of children that were in desperate need certainly opened our eyes the idea of fostering as a way of making a difference.”

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Louise fosters teenagers

Louise lives in Stockport, Greater Manchester. She has been a foster carer for seven years. After a career in nightclub management and time spent as a sale manager she decided that she needed to do something with her life that was more aligned with her personal values.

This led to becoming a foster carer; more specifically a foster carer for teenagers.

“I really enjoy mentoring people,” she explains. “In every job I’ve ever had. I love watching people develop. And with that in mind I thought I’d give fostering a go.”

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