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

16th June, 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 - 4pm

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Halifax infomation stand

9th June, 2018

Come and meet our fostering team at Halifax Charity Gala and find out more about fostering with Calderdale.

11am - 5pm

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India wants to be a beautician

Like most teenage girls India spends a lot of time on social media. She’s very into make-up and spends hours watching You Tube videos and blogging about beauty tips from her often untidy bedroom. India’s foster carer says day to day life with her is like a roller coaster with the big highs and low lows of teenage life. She’s helping India pursue her ambition of being a beautician helping her focus and get the grades to get onto a college course.

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Leona and Chris foster children with complex needs

Leona and her husband Chris have been fostering children for over eight years alongside their two birth children.

“We always knew we wanted to foster,” Leona explains. “My husband was given up for adoption as a baby and had a really positive experience. We had so much to offer and have both always loved being around children so we thought we’d give it a go.”

Both Leona and Chris’s own children and foster children have special and complex needs.

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