If you live in North Yorkshire then it makes sense to foster with us – we are right on your doorstep so you can count on us to be here when you need us.

Fostering with us also means that you are more likely to be able to care for a  child sooner than if you foster through a private or independent fostering agency. This is because we always prioritise our own approved carers, and approach them first before talking to other agencies; being confident our network of foster carers are able to deliver the highest standard of care.

Occasionally, due to a shortage of the right kind of carer, we may have to place a child with a private fostering agency. This is costly for councils and means we then have less to spend on the children that need it most.

Unlike most independent fostering agencies, we operate strictly as a not-for-profit service, thereby keeping North Yorkshire children at the very heart of everything we do and focusing fully on finding the right carer for each and every child.

To be able to do this, we recruit a diverse range of carers right across the county so that we have the best chance of matching children with suitable families. We also try our hardest to place children with local foster carers so they can stay close to their friends and family, and often in the same school.

This means that children and young people fostered by our own carers have better outcomes because they can stay in their own community, despite being unable to live at home.

Our Ofsted Outstanding Provider rating means the support and training package you receive as a foster carer with us will be second to none.

By choosing to foster with Fostering North Yorkshire you’ll be making a difference that lasts a lifetime.