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Children in Yorkshire need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your council 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.

Wakefield Christmas Light Switch On

19th November, 2021
Wakefield

The Fostering Wakefield team will be at Wakefield's Christmas Light Switch On in the city centre on Friday 19th November from 4 - 6pm. 

Our team will be at their pop-up stall ready to provide you with information on fostering, answer any questions you might have, and provide materials to take away. So come say hello and have a chat with us - regardless of whether you've thought about fostering for a while or if you're just curious as to what fostering is all about - this is the opporutnity to chat to us. 

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Castleford Christmas Light Switch On

23rd November, 2021
Wakefield

The Fostering Wakefield team will be at Castleford's Christmas Light Switch On in the city centre on Tuesday 23rd November from 4 - 6pm. 

Our team will be at their pop-up stall ready to provide you with information on fostering, answer any questions you might have, and provide materials to take away. So come say hello and have a chat with us - regardless of whether you've thought about fostering for a while or if you're just curious as to what fostering is all about - this is the opporutnity to chat to us. 

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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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Josh wants to make the team…

Josh is part of a special sports club and enters competitions at a regional level. He’s been in foster care since he was little. When he arrived with his current carers he didn’t speak and had some challenging behaviours. His foster carers have received training to help them create routines and boundaries that give him a sense of security.

Josh’s foster carer says; ‘What stuck most were his eyes. They appeared dull like a candle with an odd flicker. Now over the years his eyes are shining bright and have a beautiful sparkle.’

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