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 stand

30th June, 2018
West Lancashire

Our community events take place in informal settings across Lancashire, including venues such as libraries, leisure 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.

11am - 4pm

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Middlewich information evening

12th November, 2018
Cheshire East

Come and meet our friendly fostering team who will be on hand to answer any questions you have about a career in fostering. Our experienced staff will be able to talk you through the process, covering everything from training, the benefits and the difference you can make to a child’s life. From 6pm-8pm.

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Jason and Nikki are short term foster carers

Jason Brooks and wife Nikki, recruited in the last fostering campaign in 2010, have fostered ten children since becoming foster parents. The couple, who have two birth children of their own, Declan and Ellie, are short term foster parents for children who come into care and need a short-term solution to domestic or parental issues.

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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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