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.

Hattersley information event

15th October, 2018

Interested in fostering? Have questions about what it is like and what we offer our foster carers?

Come and have an informal chat with our social workers and one of our foster carers at our drop in.

1pm - 5pm

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Blackpool information evening

11th September, 2018

Time – anytime between 5 - 7.30pm


Our friendly and experienced team regularly hold dedicated information events for those interested in fostering, come along and get the chance to:

- Find out about the fostering application process and get an insight into our services that are available to our foster carers and their families

- Learn about the types of foster care placements

- Have an opportunity to sit down and chat with one of our qualified and experienced team members, asking any questions you may have

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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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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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