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 event - Warrington

23rd October, 2018

Come along to our drop in event and speak to a foster carer to find out more about becoming a foster carer

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Fostering Event - Lancashire

29th September, 2018

Our community events take place in informal settings across Lancashire, including venues such as outdoor events, recreation areas, libraries, children's 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 do not need to book an appointment for our community events, just come along on the day and have an informal chat with us.

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Debbie has her own children and fosters teenagers

It’s about rewards and goals. Make the goals a bit higher each time, and persevere. Fostering is challenging but you know what – it’s rewarding as well. Some young people come to you with nothing, they’ve never had anything. They’ve never had any routine before. To see them flourish is fantastic!

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Ian and Kevin foster primary age children

Ian and Kevin applied to Leeds after attending an information evening. They had a positive home visit and undertook the fostering assessment process. Ian and Kevin were new to Leeds so the Assessing Social Worker introduced them to local carers and discussed how the council could support them. Ian and Kevin were approved at panel to care for one child of primary school age.

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