Change a life and Foster4Yorkshire

Halifax Central Initiative

People in West Yorkshire will have the opportunity to find out about the positive impact of foster caring at two information events to be held in Leeds and Ainley Top during Foster Care Fortnight (12-25 May).

The informal drop-in events, which are being hosted by joint council-led initiative, Foster4Yorkshire, are open to anyone in West Yorkshire who is interested in foster caring. People will be able to gain a valuable insight into the vital role by meeting existing local foster families and recruitment teams from West Yorkshire’s five local authorities.

With a shortage of at least 8,600 foster families nationally more people are urgently needed to meet the ever-increasing demand. Foster4Yorkshire is hoping that these events will inspire more people to foster with their local authority and help make a difference to some of society’s most vulnerable children.

Paul Johnson from Foster4Yorkshire said: “The number of children coming into care…

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