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.

Fostering North Yorkshire online drop in and chat

6th December, 2021
North Yorkshire

Have you been thinking about fostering and want to learn more?

Perhaps you have some questions about the process to become a foster carer, or about what fostering might look like for you and your family?


Our Enquiry Workers Dianne and Miranda run regular online drop in and chat sessions where you can join us from the comfort of your own sofa. The sessions are informal and you don’t need to book - just click on the link below at the time of the meeting.


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Asda Glasshoughton drop in and chat session

10th December, 2021

The Fostering Wakefield team will be at Asda Glasshoughton on Friday 10th December from 10am - 2pm. 

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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Debbie has her own children and fosters teenagers

It’s about rewards and goals. Make the goals a bit higher each time, and persevere. Fostering is challenging but you know what – it’s rewarding as well. Some young people come to you with nothing, they’ve never had anything. They’ve never had any routine before. To see them flourish is fantastic!

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Oliver and Tyler want to be games developers

Tyler mostly wants to do what his big brother is doing and looks up to him as a role model. He’s actually more into dinosaurs than computer games but will sit with Oliver when he’s on his Xbox and much to his brother’s frustration always wants to play too.  Oliver loves science fiction and playing Minecraft.  His autism spectrum disorder means that he’s keen on structure and consistency and is happy to spend lots of time on his own, often learning and experimenting with how electronics work.

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