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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.

Information session - Bradford

10th April, 2019
Bradford

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.

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

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Fostering North Yorkshire Information Drop In sessions – Malton - Costa Coffee

16th February, 2019
North Yorkshire

10:00-12pm
If you would you like to know more about fostering opportunities in your area please come along to one of our informal drop ins, meet the team and talk to foster carers, plus pick up some info to take home and read – in one of our lovely new bags for life, of course!

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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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Lauren and Danny foster teenagers

Lauren and Danny have been fostering for almost five years and are currently fostering an older child and a teenager as well as having a six month old baby of their own. Both placements they have are long term, “they’re part of our family,” and she feels their baby has helped “cement” the family and the given the boys a role as older brothers.

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