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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.

Horsforth information drop in

10th December, 2019
Leeds

Drop in information event: Come and chat to our friendly staff and find out more about fostering and Supported Lodgings.

Tuesday 10th December 10.30am to 12.30pm

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Costa information drop in Kirkstall

23rd March, 2020
Leeds

Coffee drop in information event: Come and chat to our friendly staff and find out more about fostering and supported lodgings. Free parking

11am to 1pm

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Anne and Peter foster siblings

‘We had a five bedroom house so had no excuse for not having enough room!’ Anne and Peter are foster carers for a brother and sister. Anne worked with children but felt that she wanted to do more with her skills.

‘We enjoy seeing the children develop and grow and knowing that the changes we are seeing in their behaviour, their attainment at school and their personal values are largely down to us and our providing consistent care.’

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Nichola and Gary have fostered babies and children

Nichola and Gary Wood, both aged 35, have been fostering for five years. Nichola said: "Our own children were growing but still felt we had more to give, plus my job at the time was a nursery assistant so I knew I loved that role of looking after children. I love watching them progress in confidence and self-esteem, and the feeling of pride when their relationship positively develops, it is such a rewarding role.

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