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.

Foster4Leeds - Information event

18th February, 2019

6pm -8:30pm
Find out more about fostering and get your questions answered. Free Parking.

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Fostering Drop In - Costa Coffee Malton

17th November, 2018
North Yorkshire

10am - 12pm
If you would you like to know more about fostering opportunities in your area please come along to our informal drop in, and meet the team, talk to foster carers, plus pick up some info to take home and read – in one of our lovely new bags for life, of course!

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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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Jason and Nikki are short term foster carers

Jason Brooks and wife Nikki, recruited in the last fostering campaign in 2010, have fostered ten children since becoming foster parents. The couple, who have two birth children of their own, Declan and Ellie, are short term foster parents for children who come into care and need a short-term solution to domestic or parental issues.

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