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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.

Seacroft Shopping Centre information drop in

19th March, 2020
Leeds

Coffee drop in information event: Come and chat to our friendly staff and find out more about fostering and supported lodgings. Free parking

Thursday 19th March 9am to 11am

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Otley information drop in session

10th March, 2020
Leeds

Drop in information event: Come and chat to our friendly staff and find out more about fostering and Supported Lodgings

Tuesday 10th March 10.30am to 12.30pm

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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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Anne and Peter foster siblings

‘We had a five bedroom house so had no excuse for not having enough room!’ Anne and Peter are foster carers for a brother and sister. Anne worked with children but felt that she wanted to do more with her skills.

‘We enjoy seeing the children develop and grow and knowing that the changes we are seeing in their behaviour, their attainment at school and their personal values are largely down to us and our providing consistent care.’

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