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Fostering in Yorkshire

We're preferred provider to all 12 Yorkshire local authorities.

If you’re based in Yorkshire and interested in fostering in Yorkshire then become a foster carer with Fostering People. From the Pennines to the edge of the Peak District, we’re currently facing a shortage of 750 foster carers across the region and are looking for people with the patience and commitment to change children’s lives.

We’re Recruiting Foster Carers In The Following Locations

North Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
West Yorkshire

Types of Fostering Placements in Yorkshire

Short Term Fostering

This involves caring for a child or young person on a temporary basis for a few days, weeks, months or even years while arrangements are made for their future.

Long Term Fostering

This involves looking after a child or young person on a permanent basis until they reach adulthood and are ready to live independently.

Disability Fostering

Disability fostering involves looking after a child with a disability, which could be physical, mental or a child or young person with health needs.

Respite Fostering

Respite involves a child or young person going to stay with another foster carer while their regular carer takes a short break, normally for the weekend or a little longer.

Parent and Child Fostering

This specialist type of care involves a young parent and child, normally a mother and baby, living with a foster family.

Remand Fostering

Many young offenders are better placed in foster care than in an institution and family support can reduce their risk of re-offending.

Transitions Fostering

These specialist placements enable young people to make the transition from living in institutional settings, such as children’s homes, to a family environment.

Sanctuary Seeking Fostering

This involves caring for a young person who has been separated from his or her family and is applying for asylum in the

Emergency fostering

For a variety of reasons, children can need foster care in an emergency, where there is no time for introductions prior to placement. These placements are usually needed with only a few hours’ notice and are often short term in nature.

Why Choose Us To Foster In Yorkshire?

When you foster with us in Yorkshire, you’re guaranteed an excellent package of support. That’s because our Yorkshire team pride themselves on their personal approach and work closely with foster carers across the region to offer exceptional care.

From ongoing training opportunities to monthly support groups, we’re here for you – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

But that’s not all. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know other foster carers and staff through your region’s regular calendar of family events, activities and support groups.

We care about our foster carers a lot and we understand how important it is to support them at all times. We are also an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ agency across all areas of our work.

As an independent agency, we provide you with the following:

– A fostering allowance of £395.50 – £724 per week per child
– Initial and continuing training and development opportunities
– Regular visits from a dedicated and experienced social worker
– Rated ‘Outstanding’ twice by Ofsted across England
– Locally-based support groups
– 24 hour support; 7 days a week, 365 days a year
– Fun social activities

We welcome applications from anyone interested in fostering regardless of your sexuality or gender, whether you’re single, married or living with a partner, as long as you have been living together for a year or more.

– All carers must be at least 21 years old
– You must be able to provide a stable home
– A spare room is required for the child you foster

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Want to find out more about fostering with us in Yorkshire? Fill in our online enquiry form and your local fostering coordinator will get back to you.

Our Carers


“The support I received from my social worker and the team was invaluable.” Julie has spent her working life in social care. “I’d been working as a manager for a number of years, spending more and more time on call, working long hours and becoming disillusioned. I wanted to do something different.” “I started to...

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Julie and Lloyd

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