Becoming a foster carer in Yorkshire and the Humber

Join us today and discover how big a difference you can make by fostering a child

Could you be the one to give a loving foster family to one of Yorkshire and the Humber’s 1500 children in need? With the support of our community, which Ofsted called ‘Outstanding’, it’s easier than you think to get started with fostering.

Let’s talk!

On call to answer your questions and help you get started with fostering is your local expert, Emma. She is a birth child of foster carers and a foster parent herself, and looks forward to guiding you through the process.

If you’d like to know more about fostering in Yorkshire and the Humber, fill in our form and we’ll give you a call. If you’d prefer to contact us straight away, call Emma now on 0808 284 9227.

We can’t wait to help you make a difference.

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Where you’ll find us

We work with every local authority in Yorkshire and the Humber – from Rotherham to North Yorkshire and all the places in between.

Your local training coordinator, Ali, travels across the region to top up your skills. And local social workers can give you a helping hand on your doorstep 24/7.

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Support group centres

Are you fostering material?

Fostering in Yorkshire and the Humber takes all sorts, and whether you’re suitable or not isn’t down to formal qualifications. You don’t need any. All you need is the right point of view and to be over 21.

To find out if you’re up to the task, take our short quiz.

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You’re perfect!

You’re not quite ready yet

It sounds like you’ve got the love to give and the time to spare. So we’d love to invite you to start your journey as a foster carer with us.

You need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all the questions in our quiz to become a foster carer. Get in touch for some friendly advice about making the necessary changes to start your journey with us

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What would you like to know?

You’ve probably got lots of questions about what foster family life is really like. Here are some answers you might find helpful. Alternatively, call your local expert Emma on 0808 284 9227 to find out more about fostering in Yorkshire and the Humber.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

To find out more about what it’s like to foster a child, take a look at our inspiring stories of NFA foster carers in Yorkshire and the Humber and beyond. Their challenges, successes and journeys of discovery will soon be things you can relate to.

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Kevin's story

When Kevin first came into my life, he changed me forever, and I like to think I changed him too.

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David's Story

My husband Mike and I currently foster a 17-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeking young person called David.

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Laura's story

Laura came to us straight from hospital as a 2-year-old who was the size of a 3-month old baby due to severe neglect.

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