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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.

Tadcaster Leisure Centre drop in and chat

6th July, 2022
North Yorkshire

Dianne - a lovely member of the Fostering North Yorkshire team, will be popping over to Tadcaster Leisure centre 10- 11am on 6th July, where she will be on hand to answer any fostering queries you may have or just have a friendly conversation about if fostering could work for you! No appointment necessary, just head down and we will see you there! 

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The Lemon Tree, Tadcaster drop in and chat

27th July, 2022
North Yorkshire

Dianne - a lovely member of the Fostering North Yorkshire team will be popping over to The Lemon Tree on the High Street in Tadcaster 10- 11am on 27th July, where she will be on hand to answer any fostering queries you may have or just have a friendly conversation about if fostering could work for you! No appointment necessary, just head down and we will see you there! 

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Susan fosters older children

‘I enjoy their company from just having a chat to taking part in activities together.’ Susan is in her late fifties and has been fostering for five years.

‘We were concerned that our religious beliefs would mean we wouldn’t be approved as foster carers, but thankfully this is not the case. Because we have been especially non-judgemental, patient and firm but kind, young people who have some behavioural problems have been able to thrive and be happy in our home. It is a safe calm place away from school which helps those who struggle there.’

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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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