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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 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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Fostering drop in - Wakefield Town Hall

27th March, 2019
Wakefield

5pm -6pm
Interested in fostering, then please 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 and journey and answer any questions you may have.  

 

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Diane fosters teenagers

Diane is a single foster carer living in Blackpool and has been fostering for 15 years.

She became a foster carer after watching a close friend foster children for many years and really admired what they were doing, so decided to give it a go.

Diane particularly enjoys the challenges and rewards that come with fostering special and complex needs children and teenagers.

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Josh wants to make the team…

Josh is part of a special sports club and enters competitions at a regional level. He’s been in foster care since he was little. When he arrived with his current carers he didn’t speak and had some challenging behaviours. His foster carers have received training to help them create routines and boundaries that give him a sense of security.

Josh’s foster carer says; ‘What stuck most were his eyes. They appeared dull like a candle with an odd flicker. Now over the years his eyes are shining bright and have a beautiful sparkle.’

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