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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.

Blackpool information evening

11th September, 2018
Blackpool

Time – anytime between 5 - 7.30pm

 

Our friendly and experienced team regularly hold dedicated information events for those interested in fostering, come along and get the chance to:

- Find out about the fostering application process and get an insight into our services that are available to our foster carers and their families

- Learn about the types of foster care placements

- Have an opportunity to sit down and chat with one of our qualified and experienced team members, asking any questions you may have

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Stockport information evening

7th August, 2018
Stockport

 If you're interested in fostering, join us for an open evening where we can talk more about what it takes to become a foster carer.

We hold a range of open evenings during the year so join us to find out more about the different types of fostering and the specialist scheme which offers a salary of £28k-£30k.

We will also explain about the fostering process on how to become a foster carer and you will be given the opportunity to speak to an existing Stockport foster carer about their experiences of fostering. The open evening normally last around 90 minutes.

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Olivia wants to be a chef...

Olivia is 8 years old and is a bubbly character who is always laughing and singing. Olivia’s foster carers describe her as “very bright, sweet and beautiful”. They add that Olivia has a good sense of humour and charms them with her funny little sayings. Olivia enjoys music, singing and dancing and since being in foster care is becoming much more confident in trying new things, she has developed an interest in cooking since being with her current carers and enjoys spending time in the kitchen.

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Alec and Kenny foster teenagers

This LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week Alec and Kenny tell us why they're #proudtofoster

Alec and Kenny were inspired to become foster carers through Kenny’s work with children with behavioural issues, knowing that many of the children he worked with came from difficult backgrounds and now foster Matthew, a 16 year old with severe learning disabilities.

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