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Fostering

Fostering Service (fostering@kirklees.gov.uk) Last updated - August 2013

Foster caring can be one of the most challenging, yet enjoyable and rewarding things you ever do in your life. By becoming a foster carer, you are providing a loving, caring environment for children and young people at a time when they need it most, whether it’s for a few weeks, months or longer-term.


Thinking of becoming a foster carer?

Our foster carers do an amazing job, helping to protect, support and care for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in Kirklees. Fostering with your local council helps ensure that they can remain in their home town or city. This often allows them to stay on at their school, providing stability at a time of immense change. But with an ever-increasing number of children entering the care system there is an urgent need for more people to come forward and take up this vital role.

In Kirklees, our experienced, dedicated fostering team can help identify a child or children who will best fit in with your family and circumstances, and we are here to provide you with support and guidance every step of the way.

On these pages you can find out about how you can make a real difference. You can also read real-life stories from some of our foster carers, including an account from one of our former foster children and learn about some of the local children who are in urgent need of long-term foster families.

You can also get in touch with one of our friendly fostering team, who are always happy to help with any questions you might have on 0800 389 0086.