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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.

Fostering drop in information session

6th November, 2019
Wigan

6pm-7pm

Do you have experience of caring for or working with children? Do you have a caring nature and the commitment to provide a stable, loving home for our children in care?

Make this a year to remember and make a difference to a child’s life by fostering for us.

Come along to one of our drop-in sessions to find out more, there's no need to book. Our friendly staff will talk you through the process, foster carers will be on hand to share their experiences and some of our children in care will be there to talk about their journey.

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Whiterose Shopping Centre, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 8LU

20th October, 2019
Leeds

Drop in information event, no need to book: Come and chat to our friendly staff and find out more about fostering and Supported Lodgings. You could make a huge difference to a child or young person’s life. Free Parking.

Sunday 20th October 11am to 5pm

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Tina and her children foster

For Tina the decision to become a foster carer was a simple as;. ‘I like children, I had two already and felt I had a lot to offer. I could do it so why don’t I?’ Tina has been a foster carer for over 5 years and has fostered six children. In the first couple of years she took short term placements so she could see if fostering was right for her and her children. ‘You worry; what if they don’t like you or the kids don’t like them?’

 

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Ginny and Peter are fostering five children

Ginny and her husband Peter have been fostering children for the past 14 years.

Ginny grew up in a family that fostered and after meeting Peter they both decided that fostering would work well around their full time jobs.

They are currently fostering five children between the ages of 2-16 alongside a child of their own and have had a variety of foster placements over the years, including short and long term and children with special and complex needs.

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