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. 

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 / 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:

  • Sunday 12 August at Ripley Show;
  • Wednesday 22 August at Egton Show;
  • Thursday 30 August at Costa Coffee in Stokesley from 10am to 12 noon;
  • Thursday 6 September at Costa Coffee in Northallerton Tesco from 9.30am to 11.30am;
  • Friday 7 September at Costa Coffee in Harrogate from 10am to 12 noon;
  • Friday 14 September at Morrisons Supermarket in Eastfield, Scarborough from 12 noon to 6pm; and
  • Monday 24 September at Nidderdale Show.