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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.

Fostering Information Session

18th March, 2023
Bradford

Could you make a difference to a child’s life?

Join us between 9.30am-11.30am at Bowling Park.

Our friendly team will be on hand to explain the fostering process, from application to placement and answer any questions you might have. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from a foster carer to find out about their experiences first-hand.

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Fostering Information Session

15th April, 2023
Bradford

Could you make a difference to a child’s life?

Join us between 9.30am-11.30am at Bowling Park.

Our friendly team will be on hand to explain the fostering process, from application to placement and answer any questions you might have. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from a foster carer to find out about their experiences first-hand.

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Nichola and Gary have fostered babies and children

Nichola and Gary Wood, both aged 35, have been fostering for five years. Nichola said: "Our own children were growing but still felt we had more to give, plus my job at the time was a nursery assistant so I knew I loved that role of looking after children. I love watching them progress in confidence and self-esteem, and the feeling of pride when their relationship positively develops, it is such a rewarding role.

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Jack and Emily want to be rockstars…

When Jack was six and Emily ten their mother died, their father became unable to cope and they were neglected. Jack and Emily went into foster care with a local family who already had a younger child. Their lives were turned upside down and they became shy and struggled at school. Neither of them was keen on trying anything new and they weren’t confident in their own abilities.

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