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.

Huddersfield information evening

20th September, 2018

Come and have a coffee with our foster carers, hear about their fostering journey and experiences in caring for looked after children.  Our friendly fostering team will be able to talk you through the process, covering everything from training, the benefits and the difference you can make to a child’s life.

5.30 - 7.30pm

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Bradford information evening

21st November, 2018

Find out about fostering for Bradford Council.

Foster carers, looked after children and social workers are there to chat about how long it takes to become a foster carer, what it’s like being a foster carer and what it’s like being a looked after child in foster care.

There is a presentation at 6.45pm by the Head of Fostering and a senior Children’s Services’ manager about Bradford’s fostering services.

6pm - 8pm

To book a place, phone 01274 434331 or email fostering@bradford.gov.uk

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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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Ian and Kevin foster primary age children

Ian and Kevin applied to Leeds after attending an information evening. They had a positive home visit and undertook the fostering assessment process. Ian and Kevin were new to Leeds so the Assessing Social Worker introduced them to local carers and discussed how the council could support them. Ian and Kevin were approved at panel to care for one child of primary school age.

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