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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 information drop in

17th July, 2019
Bradford

6-8pm

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

Foster carers will be available on the evening to share their experiences and answer any questions you may have. There will be a chance to meet some of our staff team and hear more about fostering for Bradford during our presentation at 6.45pm.

Location - Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN  

To book your place, please call 01274 434444 or email fostering@bradford.gov.uk

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Fostering open evenings

2nd July, 2019
Stockport

18:00 - 20:00
Open evening to give you the opportunity to find out more about becoming a foster carer for Stockport Council. Come along and meet local foster carers and hear their experiences of fostering here in Stockport.  The open evening starts at 6pm and there is free parking at the Town Hall.

We are looking forward to meeting people who would consider fostering sibling groups, older children and children with disabilities and can offer short term, respite or long term fostering placements to our local children.

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Sean and Karen transferred from an agency

Sean and Karen had previously fostered for a private agency but transferred to Bolton because they felt that only a Local Authority could offer them the professional support they needed when fostering teenage boys.

Previously Sean has cared for a high profile unaccompanied minor who had come from Afghanistan, Gulwali Passarlay. Gulwali has gone on to write books about his experiences detailing his journey fleeing from the conflict that had claimed his father’s life.

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Olivia wants to be a chef...

Olivia is 8 years old and is a bubbly character who is always laughing and singing. Olivia’s foster carers describe her as “very bright, sweet and beautiful”. They add that Olivia has a good sense of humour and charms them with her funny little sayings. Olivia enjoys music, singing and dancing and since being in foster care is becoming much more confident in trying new things, she has developed an interest in cooking since being with her current carers and enjoys spending time in the kitchen.

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