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Welcome to NFA North

NFA North covers all of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and is part of the largest independent fostering group in the UK, the agency has the support, benefits and training of a large group but retains a very local and personal touch for the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire regions.

Its Carer Recruitment Officers, Jamie and Megan support new foster carers from the very beginning of their journey to become Foster carers with NFA North, keeping in regular contact with families throughout the application process and beyond.

Office Details

Could you be the one to give a loving foster home to one of Lincolnshire’s and Yorkshire and the Humber’s 1,500 children in need? With the support of our fostering community, which Ofsted rated ‘Good’,  it’s easier than you may think to get started with fostering.

Elant House, Lowfields Business Park
Unit A3, Old Power Way
West Yorkshire

Phone number
01422 417788

General email
[email protected]

Social Media

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat & Sun Closed

Your fostering journey with NFA North

National Fostering Agency (North Office) covers the whole of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire with almost 170 fostering families caring for local children.
Starting your enquiry, you will speak to Jamie or Megan, our Carer Recruitment Officers, who will discuss your motivations to foster, find out more about you and the type of fostering that would suit you and answer any questions that you may have about becoming foster carers.

Once we have chatted, and fostering seems right for you we would invite you to apply to foster with us, and your assessment will then soon begin.
At the end of your assessment you will be invited to the fostering panel, were you would be approved. After this you are invited for a meal with Jamie or Megan, the registered manager / team manager, your supervising social worker and your buddy if you had one in assessment, all of whom welcome you personally to the agency. You will then be invited to many local support groups and regional events for our carers and their families.

We are proud to offer some of the best support throughout your assessment and approval to become foster carers with NFA.

We have amazing carers across the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region, with a dedicated and friendly team who will be with you throughout your fostering journey.

Andrea Grantham, Registered Manager


We hold various local events across the region of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire for our foster carers and children. There are also foster carer forums, with opportunities to meet the registered manager face to face and ask any questions, as well as regular local support groups with other foster carers.


OFSTED report

Download our reports
We have informative guides for children and young people aged between 5 - 10 and 11 - 18 you may find interesting.

Support and resources

Our foster carers benefit from the support and resources with NFA North (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire). This includes 24/7 support from social workers and managers and access to a range of many discounts and benefits.

Celebrating achievement

An active support worker team organises a busy programme of activities, including Halloween and Christmas parties as well as days out. Recently these included a creative writing competition and the team makes Achievement of the Month Awards to children in three different age groups. These celebrate both personal and academic achievements, however small.

Matching children with foster carers

Our aim is to create positive, safe and loving placements for children with our local carers across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire; throughout your assessment we will talk to you about what type of fostering you would like to do and what children would match your skills, experience and family.

Group benefits

NFA North values being part of the National Fostering Group as it means a broader range of benefits for foster carers and staff. Without being part of the group, it would not be able to offer the same level of therapeutic support and educational packages as well as the many carer perks and benefits. It aims to take a proactive role within the group and is currently developing a specialist support package that it hopes to be able to refine and roll out to other agencies in the near future.

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Find out if you could be a foster carer
Find out if you could be a foster carer
In a few simple questions, you’ll know if you’re suitable to apply to become a foster carer.