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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.

Rochdale fostering drop in

9th January, 2018
Rochdale

Foster for Rochdale Council

Come and see us at Costa Coffee, Sandbrook Retail Park, Rochdale, where our friendly fostering team, with the support of Costa Coffee, will be available 4-8pm if you want to talk to them about taking your first steps as a foster carer.

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Bradford information evening

16th May, 2018
Bradford

Find out about fostering for Bradford Council.

Foster carers, looked after children and social workers are there to chat about how long it takes to become a foster carer, what it’s like being a foster carer and what it’s like being a looked after child in foster care.

There is a presentation at 6.45pm by the Head of Fostering and a senior Children’s Services’ manager about Bradford’s fostering services.

6pm - 8pm

To book a place, phone 01274 434331 or email fostering@bradford.gov.uk

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Lauren and Danny foster teenagers

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

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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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Leona and her husband have been fostering for over 8 years: “We had so much to offer and have both always loved bei… https://t.co/u2GIRQYZRe
13 December 2017 - 16:20
RT : Advent quote nine from care leaver Sara is an excellent example of the incredible impact a foster carer can have, e… https://t.co/ZpODyBdKyE
11 December 2017 - 11:04
RT : Did you see this article in yesterday's Observer? It features three fantastic foster families: https://t.co/OjOE6iNvqk
5 December 2017 - 15:52

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