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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.

Supported Lodgings Information Event

5th October, 2021
Leeds

 

Could you spare 15 hours a week to support a young person? Do you have a spare bedroom? Come to one of our informal drop in events to find out about being a paid Supporting Lodgings Provider for an Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Young Person aged 16+

The Reginald Centre, 263 Chapeltown Rd, LS7 3EX 

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Fostering Info Drop in Session

28th September, 2021
North Yorkshire

 

If you’ve been thinking about fostering but still have some questions you'd like answered, you want to hear about how your fostering journey might look, or simply how to become part of our amazing team here at Fostering North Yorkshire, then this is for you...

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Barbara takes mother and baby placements

It is a big responsibility accepting a mother and baby into your home but there is so much value in doing it.  You become their mentor; the person they need to be able to trust and rely on.  It can be quite scary at first, for all of us.  Inviting new people into your home, for it to also become their home, means they need to feel comfortable, relaxed, safe and secure. They need to feel free to use domestic appliances, you need to make sure you don’t feel as though you are losing control in your own home - it’s important to get the balance right.

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Alec and Kenny foster teenagers

This LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week Alec and Kenny tell us why they're #proudtofoster

Alec and Kenny were inspired to become foster carers through Kenny’s work with children with behavioural issues, knowing that many of the children he worked with came from difficult backgrounds and now foster Matthew, a 16 year old with severe learning disabilities.

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