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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.

Seacroft Shopping Centre information drop in

19th March, 2020
Leeds

Coffee drop in information event: Come and chat to our friendly staff and find out more about fostering and supported lodgings. Free parking

Thursday 19th March 9am to 11am

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Seacroft information drop in

26th February, 2020
Leeds

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

Wednesday 26th February 10am to 12pm

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Sheila gets support from her local authority

Regular visits, being part of a team and personalised support for both Sheila and her foster son Tom* – that’s the benefits of fostering for Salford City Council. 

Sheila, who began fostering four years ago with a private agency, said the support she now receives from focus in comparison to the agency is excellent.

“My cousin fostered so it was always something I wanted to do and went to the same agency they were with,” said Sheila who lives in Manchester.

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Glenys Fosters siblings and babies

“You’re probably too young to remember but it was the plight of the Vietnamese boat people that first got my husband and I interested in helping children,” says Stockport foster carer Glenys. “Because they were repatriated rather than fostered or adopted we couldn’t help them directly.

“But the idea of children that were in desperate need certainly opened our eyes the idea of fostering as a way of making a difference.”

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