Fostering

Choose to foster, change a life. Find out more about fostering in North Yorkshire.

Choose to foster, change a life

Every year, Fostering North Yorkshire looks after over 300 children and young people at any one time, in fostering placements across the county. They range from babies to teenagers, come from many backgrounds, and have various needs, but they have one thing in common - they are all in need of a caring family to help them feel safe, secure and happy.

We are keen to recruit both new and experienced foster carers - if you think you could offer the care and support these children need, we want to hear from you. You can find out more about the children and young people we need foster placements for, and about our great financial packages, excellent training and locally based support by calling us on 01609 534654 or simply complete the expression of interest form below. 

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Find out more about fostering

Find out more about fostering in the sections below. You can also  read more in our guide to fostering (pdf / 6 MB).

Fostering drop-in sessions, information stands and events

If you would like to know more about fostering opportunities in your area, please come along to one of our informal drop-in sessions, information stands or events to meet the team and have a chat about fostering:

October 2018

  • Drop-in session on Thursday 4 October at Costa Coffee in Stokesley from 10am to 12 noon.
  • Fostering information stand on Monday 8 October at the North Yorkshire County Council careers fair, County Hall, Northallerton between 11.30am and 6pm.
  • Drop-in session on Friday 12 October at Costa Coffee in Ripon from 10am to 12 noon.
  • Drop-in session on Wednesday 17 October at Costa Coffee in Scarborough from 10am to 12 noon.
  • Drop-in session on Friday 19 October at Costa Coffee in Harrogate from 10am to 12 noon.
  • Drop-in session on Tuesday 23 October at Costa Coffee in Whitby from 10am to 12 noon.
  • Supermarket event on Friday 26 October at Morrisons, Broughton Road, Skipton from 11am to 3pm. 

November 2018

  • Drop-in session on Friday 16 November at Costa Coffee in Northallerton from 9.30am to 11.30am.
  • Drop-in session on Saturday 17 November at Costa Coffee in Malton from 10am to 12 noon.
  • Drop-in session on Wednesday 28 November at Costa Coffee in Scarborough from 10am to 12 noon.
  • Drop-in session on Friday 30 November at Costa Coffee in Harrogate from 10am to 12 noon.