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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.

Horsforth information drop in

10th December, 2019
Leeds

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

Tuesday 10th December 10.30am to 12.30pm

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Fostering surgery Longridge

29th October, 2019
Ribble Valley

Lancashire County Council's fostering team is running unique drop-in surgeries for people interested in fostering offering: 

  • A face to face individual meeting with an expert in fostering recruitment and assessment.
  • An experienced foster carer on hand to answer your questions.
  • Fast tracking through the process so that your details can be checked for eligibility and an initial visit to your house be booked on the spot. 

1pm - 4pm

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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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Ginny and Peter are fostering five children

Ginny and her husband Peter have been fostering children for the past 14 years.

Ginny grew up in a family that fostered and after meeting Peter they both decided that fostering would work well around their full time jobs.

They are currently fostering five children between the ages of 2-16 alongside a child of their own and have had a variety of foster placements over the years, including short and long term and children with special and complex needs.

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