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.

Altrincham information drop in

11th January, 2018

Come and meet Trafford's fostering team to find out more about being a foster carer.

4pm - 7pm

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Halton Fostering Drop In

17th November, 2017

Join our friendly team at one of the next Fostering Drop In sessions. In a relaxed setting you can gather information and chat to experienced staff members about fostering and becoming a Foster Carer. We’ll have information for you to take away and give you the opportunity take to the first steps on your fostering journey. No need to book, just drop in!

10am - 12pm

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Jackie and Bob transferred from an independent agency

Jackie and Bob are a married couple in their 50’s who have been together for over 30 years and have two grown up sons. They have previously run successful businesses, including a pub, restaurant and shops. They are very family-orientated, and like to be kept busy, so fostering seemed like a perfect lifestyle change when business commitments were making their work-life balance tip in the wrong direction.

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Gill and Roger foster teenagers

Gill and Roger are 44 and 54 years old respectively and have children who are now teenagers. They decided the time was right to share their home with other children who are in need of a safe and happy place.  They really want to do all they can to make a difference to a young person’s life, and have now been fostering for 1.5 years.

Not everything was plain sailing when their foster daughter first came to live with them, it took some time for their whole family to become accustomed to their new situation.  However, the family worked together to adjust to everyone’s needs.

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Calling all children and young people aged 25 and under! If you’ve got an – we want to hear it!… https://t.co/GZBeUaFtk7
17 October 2017 - 10:05
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16 October 2017 - 19:05
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14 October 2017 - 14:05