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 Drop in - Hebden Community Hub

13th December, 2018

A drop in to meet the fostering team and foster carers from Calderdale Council and have an informal discussion about becoming a foster carer. We are happy to any questions you may have about fostering and have information booklets for you to take away

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Community Fostering Event - Lancashire

18th December, 2018

Our community events take place in informal settings across Lancashire, including venues such as outdoor events, recreation areas, libraries, children's centres and supermarkets. Our display stand is staffed by our friendly fostering team and/or our foster carers, who are there to answer your questions about fostering. You don't need to book an appointment for our community events, just come along on the day and have an informal chat with us.

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Kim talks about being a foster carer in our short film

Hear about being a foster carer first hand; "You can achieve what you want to achieve!

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India wants to be a beautician

Like most teenage girls India spends a lot of time on social media. She’s very into make-up and spends hours watching You Tube videos and blogging about beauty tips from her often untidy bedroom. India’s foster carer says day to day life with her is like a roller coaster with the big highs and low lows of teenage life. She’s helping India pursue her ambition of being a beautician helping her focus and get the grades to get onto a college course.

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