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.

Burnley information event

18th May, 2018

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.

10am - 3pm

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Huddersfield information evening

11th July, 2018

Come and have a coffee with our foster carers, hear about their fostering journey and experiences in caring for looked after children.  Our friendly fostering team 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.

5.30 - 7.30pm

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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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Jack and Emily want to be rockstars…

When Jack was six and Emily ten their mother died, their father became unable to cope and they were neglected. Jack and Emily went into foster care with a local family who already had a younger child. Their lives were turned upside down and they became shy and struggled at school. Neither of them was keen on trying anything new and they weren’t confident in their own abilities.

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