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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.

Fostering Information Event - Orford Jubilee Hub, Warrington, WA2 8HE.

18th December, 2018
Warrington

Come along to our drop-in event to speak to experienced staff to learn more about fostering. They will talk you through the process, covering everything from training, the benefits and the difference you can make to a child’s life

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Trafford information evening

15th November, 2018
Trafford

The event starts at 5pm for tea and coffee, followed by a presentation at 5.15pm. The event finishes at 7pm. (Please use the main entrance on Warwick Road up to 5pm.  From 5pm please access by the main wooden doors on Talbot Road, opposite Lancashire Cricket Club)

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Josh wants to make the team…

Josh is part of a special sports club and enters competitions at a regional level. He’s been in foster care since he was little. When he arrived with his current carers he didn’t speak and had some challenging behaviours. His foster carers have received training to help them create routines and boundaries that give him a sense of security.

Josh’s foster carer says; ‘What stuck most were his eyes. They appeared dull like a candle with an odd flicker. Now over the years his eyes are shining bright and have a beautiful sparkle.’

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Tina and her children foster

For Tina the decision to become a foster carer was a simple as;. ‘I like children, I had two already and felt I had a lot to offer. I could do it so why don’t I?’ Tina has been a foster carer for over 5 years and has fostered six children. In the first couple of years she took short term placements so she could see if fostering was right for her and her children. ‘You worry; what if they don’t like you or the kids don’t like them?’

 

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