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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.

Information session - Bradford

10th April, 2019
Bradford

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.

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

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Fostering drop in information session.

2nd October, 2019
Wigan

6pm-7pm
Do you have experience of caring for or working with children? Do you have a caring nature and the commitment to provide a stable, loving home for our children in care?

Make this a year to remember and make a difference to a child’s life by fostering for us.

Come along to one of our drop-in sessions to find out more, there's no need to book. Our friendly staff will talk you through the process, foster carers will be on hand to share their experiences and some of our children in care will be there to talk about their journey.

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Anne and Peter foster siblings

‘We had a five bedroom house so had no excuse for not having enough room!’ Anne and Peter are foster carers for a brother and sister. Anne worked with children but felt that she wanted to do more with her skills.

‘We enjoy seeing the children develop and grow and knowing that the changes we are seeing in their behaviour, their attainment at school and their personal values are largely down to us and our providing consistent care.’

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Stacey and Dave talk about being foster carers in our film

Hear about what it's like to foster first hand; "The amount of people who would come up to me and say 'Oh I could never do that!'

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