Welcome!

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.

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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North Yorkshire online drop in information session

21st October, 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!

Dianne and Miranda invite you to join them from the comfort of your own home for one of our upcoming drop in and chat information sessions - and although the coffee is only virtual, we still hope you'll join us!

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Chloe wants to go to college…

Chloe has very few family members and lost her mother when she was a baby. Like lots of teenagers she loves Justin Bieber and seeing her friends. She’s not keen on being found out when she’s been fibbing about why she’s back late or the spicy food her foster carers enjoy.

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Imran wants to be a sound engineer

Imran  has been in foster care for four years and music is his outlet.  He is very into fashion and likes going to gigs with his mates. Writing music gives him a chance to get his frustrations down on paper and he often writes about his experiences growing up in care. To help him work towards his ambition his foster carer has encouraged him to take part in talent shows at school and he’s also gone on a course to learn DJ skills. His foster carer hopes that one day she’ll be able to see his dream of working on X-Factor become a reality.

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