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.

Trafford information evening

15th November, 2018

The event starts at 5pm for tea and coffee, followed by a presentation at 5.15pm. The event finishes at 7pm. (Please use the main entrance on Warwick Road up to 5pm.  From 5pm please access by the main wooden doors on Talbot Road, opposite Lancashire Cricket Club)

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Blackpool information evening

11th December, 2018

Time – anytime between 5 - 7.30pm


Our friendly and experienced team regularly hold dedicated information events for those interested in fostering, come along and get the chance to:

- Find out about the fostering application process and get an insight into our services that are available to our foster carers and their families

- Learn about the types of foster care placements

- Have an opportunity to sit down and chat with one of our qualified and experienced team members, asking any questions you may have

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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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Lauren and Danny foster teenage boys

Lauren and Danny have been fostering for almost five years. They currently foster an older child and a teenager and have a six month old baby of their own. Both placements they have are long term, “they’re part of our family,” and having a baby has helped “cement” the family and the given the boys a role as older brothers.

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