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.

Fostering4Leeds - Information event - Disabilities Fostering

19th September, 2019

Find out more about fostering and get your questions answered. Free Parking.

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Fostering North Yorkshire Information Drop In sessions – Northallerton ( Tesco)

4th January, 2019
North Yorkshire

9:30am - 11:30am
If you would you like to know more about fostering opportunities in your area please come along to one of our informal drop ins, meet the team and talk to foster carers, plus pick up some info to take home and read – in one of our lovely new bags for life, of course!

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Gill and Roger foster teenagers

Gill and Roger are 44 and 54 years old respectively and have children who are now teenagers. They decided the time was right to share their home with other children who are in need of a safe and happy place.  They really want to do all they can to make a difference to a young person’s life, and have now been fostering for 1.5 years.

Not everything was plain sailing when their foster daughter first came to live with them, it took some time for their whole family to become accustomed to their new situation.  However, the family worked together to adjust to everyone’s needs.

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Mary fosters older children

Mum of three Mary always thought her first year in fostering would mean caring for a baby or child with special needs.

But when she was offered the chance to foster a nine year old boy, she and her family decided age didn’t matter – and say it’s one of the best decisions they ever made.

'Sam fitted in really well right from the start which was good. Everyone in the family adored him and he made new friends very quickly in this new area,' said Mary who took Sam in on a long-term placement. He will now stay with her until he reaches adulthood.

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