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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 event - Holmes Chapel Community Centre

27th February, 2019
Cheshire East

Come along, listen to our presentation, chat with our experienced foster carers and ask any questions you may have. At the end of the session, if you’re ready, you can complete an Expression of Interest form to take the next step.
No need to book, just turn up. Tea, coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed!

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Information Session - Sheffield

27th March, 2019
Sheffield

Come along to our friendly and informal information meeting to find out more about fostering for Sheffield Council.

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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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Diana fosters babies and children

Diana had some preconceptions about being able to foster; “I’m a single woman with no birth children of my own. I was in my late forties and although I had a good job I’d never worked directly with children.”

“I remember the day I received the call offering my next placemen. I said yes and she arrived two hours later! She is now my beautiful seven year old daughter. She has overcome most of her problems now and I am so proud of her.”

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