Fostering in Leeds

Children need fostering in Leeds and the surrounding area. We have opportunities for experienced foster carers and also people who haven’t fostered before. We offer 24/7 support, peer support and free training.

If you’re considering becoming a foster parent, choose a fostering agency with local teams who will be with you every step.

National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

One of the most established fostering agencies in Leeds, we work with local authorities to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer with us, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training in and around Leeds. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.

On top of this, carers who are fostering in Leeds have a large and active peer network that includes more than a dozen local support groups.

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I love having teenagers. You can have banter with them, sometimes they open up and you can talk things through with them about their past and future. Sometimes it’s possible to use humour to diffuse a situation. I tried that with one of teenage girls we had who was a runaway. She sulked all night but she didn’t run away after that. Later she told people that this was the only place she’s been truly loved.

Carol, foster carer, Leeds

Fostering agencies in Leeds

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our fostering agency in Leeds, NFA North, has been rated as GOOD by Ofsted
  • Our foster carers across the area have access to around 12 foster parent support groups
  • We empower our foster carers to meet positive outcomes for looked-after children
  • Our regional office in Elland, Huddersfield, has a family feel with support 24/7
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available in Leeds, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local venue

I feel really fortunate to work for National Fostering Group. They have really invested in me and my development. And because they are a national agency, I’ve had opportunities nationally. I’ve formed links with colleagues in the North West and Uxbridge in London.

I deal with some very complex cases, but we have an excellent support network to help us deal with them and I know I can always call on the therapeutic team and our experienced managers.

No one comes into social work for an easy or quiet life. My role is exciting and challenging and I have the tools and support I need to be able to deal with these challenges effectively. I’ve not found anything else that compares holistically and practically to the role I’m doing now.

Sam, supervising social worker in Yorkshire

Fostering in Leeds and Yorkshire

Dozens of children and young people are awaiting foster parents in Leeds; hundreds across Yorkshire and The Humber.

National Fostering Group has local offices that support foster carers across Yorkshire, including Leeds, Doncaster, Sheffield, Scunthorpe, Huddersfield, Halifax, Bradford, Harrogate and York. Our specialist fostering teams also support carers in Rotherham, Northumberland, Whitby, Hornsea, Bridlington, Scarborough, East Riding and every town in between.

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

  • We have fostering agencies all across the UK
  • Over 3,000 carers already part of our family
  • Benefit from our local support groups and social workers