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 North Yorkshire Information Drop In sessions –Harrogate - Costa Coffee

25th January, 2019
North Yorkshire

10am - 12pm

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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Fostering drop in - Charlestown

13th December, 2018

16:30 - 19:30

Come along to an informal fostering drop in event, have a chat with our experienced staff to learn more about how rewarding fostering is and how to become a foster carer.

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Jenny is a short break foster carer

Jenny became a foster carer following a career in Human Resources and has been a short break carer for three years starting off fostering part time but now as a full time career. She was looking to make a real impact on someone’s life and as a foster carer she enjoys making a real difference not only to the lives of the children and young people but also to their families.

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Karen fosters teenage girls

Karen and her husband have been fostering for 12 years and in that time have cared for over 70 children of varying ages and backgrounds.

‘We were originally thinking of adoption, then decided to try fostering first and never stopped,” explains Karen. “We enjoy it so much, especially the variety – every child is different with different problems and needs.”

Karen and her husband are currently fostering three teenage girls, including 17-year-old Amy, who has been living with them for three and a half years.

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