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. 

Complete an expression of interest form

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 / 591 KB).

Fostering drop ins, information stands and events

If you would you like to know more about fostering opportunities in your area please come along to one of our informal drop ins, meet the team and talk to foster carers, plus pick up some info to take home and read – in one of our lovely new bags for life, of course!

Here’s where we’ll be at the start of the New Year:


Location Date Time
Costa Coffee, Beulah Street, Harrogate Friday 10 January 2020 10am to 12noon
Costa Coffee, High Street, Tadcaster Wednesday 15 January 2020 10am to 12noon
Costa Coffee, Market Cross, Selby Monday 27 January 2020 10am to 12noon


Catch up with one of our displays, where you can pick up some information on fostering. These will be located at Sherburn Library from Thursday 2 January 2020 to Thursday 16 January 2020. You can also find our displays at St Peter's Church, Cambridge Street, Harrogate from Tuesday 7 January 2020 to Monday 20 January 2020.

Dianne will be at Sherburn Library to talk about local opportunities for fostering on Wednesday 9 January 2020 between 10am and 12noon.