Leeds in search of new foster carers

Foster carers are needed in Leeds.
Foster carers are needed in Leeds.
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New Foster carers are being sought in Leeds to help change a child’s life forever.

Across the UK there is a shortage of foster carers, with Leeds no different.

Foster carers are urgently needed for children and young people across the city.

People are needed to provide a wide range of fostering types, including short term support for young children and longer, planned permanent support, as well as respite foster care, and specialist care for disabled children.

Leeds City Council provides locally-based offices, support groups, training and regular foster friendly events.

People who want to find out more about fostering with LCC are being invited to an information drop-in session which is being held as part of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign.

The information session is being held at the Village Hotel (North), 186 Otley Road, Headingley, on Tuesday, May 24 (6-8.30pm).

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member responsible for children and families, said: “Foster carers do an amazing job and make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

“It can be an incredibly rewarding experience and I would encourage everyone to think about whether fostering is something they could do.

“We are here to offer support and training to help our foster carers every step of the way.”

Those interested in finding out more about fostering can register their interest online by visiting the website at www.foster4leeds.co.uk, or by calling 0113 2477443.