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 event - Macclesfield Leisure Centre

28th March, 2019
Cheshire East

Come along, listen to our presentation, chat with our experienced foster carers and ask any questions you may have. At the end of the session, if you’re ready, you can complete an Expression of Interest form to take the next step.
No need to book, just turn up. Tea, coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed!

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Fostering drop in session

29th March, 2019

If you're interested in fostering with Stockport Council and want to find out more, drop in and chat to the fostering team at Costa Coffee.

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Angela has cared for seventeen babies

“We came to fostering after seeing and advert in our local newspaper,” says Angela a carer from Halton in Merseyside. “We did the training, got assessed and within nine months we had two boys living with us. It really was that simple.

“I’m not going to deny it wasn’t a steep learning curve,” she continues. “But the two boys are still with us now aged 17 and 19. One’s doing his A-levels and the other’s at college. They make me so proud because of what they’re achieving in their lives.”

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Oliver and Tyler want to be games developers

Tyler mostly wants to do what his big brother is doing and looks up to him as a role model. He’s actually more into dinosaurs than computer games but will sit with Oliver when he’s on his Xbox and much to his brother’s frustration always wants to play too.  Oliver loves science fiction and playing Minecraft.  His autism spectrum disorder means that he’s keen on structure and consistency and is happy to spend lots of time on his own, often learning and experimenting with how electronics work.

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