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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.

Whiterose Shopping Centre, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 8LU

20th October, 2019
Leeds

Drop in information event, no need to book: Come and chat to our friendly staff and find out more about fostering and Supported Lodgings. You could make a huge difference to a child or young person’s life. Free Parking.

Sunday 20th October 11am to 5pm

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Fostering information drop in

17th July, 2019
Bradford

6-8pm

Come along to our friendly and informal information meeting to find out more about fostering for Bradford Council.

Foster carers will be available on the evening to share their experiences and answer any questions you may have. There will be a chance to meet some of our staff team and hear more about fostering for Bradford during our presentation at 6.45pm.

Location - Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN  

To book your place, please call 01274 434444 or email fostering@bradford.gov.uk

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Zak wants to be a superhero…

Zak is 6 and a real chatterbox and loves being around other people, especially playing outside. He’s a whizz on his bike and can do some ‘wicked’ tricks on his trampoline. Zak loves going to the soft play centre as a treat after school.

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Debbie has her own children and fosters teenagers

It’s about rewards and goals. Make the goals a bit higher each time, and persevere. Fostering is challenging but you know what – it’s rewarding as well. Some young people come to you with nothing, they’ve never had anything. They’ve never had any routine before. To see them flourish is fantastic!

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