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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.

Bury information drop in

20th September, 2018
Bury

Come along to our monthly drop in sessions to have an opportunity to meet the team, pick up an information pack and find out more about the different options available for fostering, There is no need to book in advance - just call in.

10am - 12 noon

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Bury information drop in

19th July, 2018
Bury

Come along to our monthly drop in sessions to have an opportunity to meet the team, pick up an information pack and find out more about the different options available for fostering, There is no need to book in advance - just call in.

10am - 12noon

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Mary fosters older children

Mum of three Mary always thought her first year in fostering would mean caring for a baby or child with special needs.

But when she was offered the chance to foster a nine year old boy, she and her family decided age didn’t matter – and say it’s one of the best decisions they ever made.

'Sam fitted in really well right from the start which was good. Everyone in the family adored him and he made new friends very quickly in this new area,' said Mary who took Sam in on a long-term placement. He will now stay with her until he reaches adulthood.

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Lauren and Danny foster teenage boys

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

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