Exceptional people are being sought by Leeds City Council to help change a child’s life forever, by becoming a foster carer and part of one of the UK’s largest fostering teams.
By fostering for Leeds City Council, new carers will join one of the country’s largest and most well-established fostering networks with direct support from social workers and specialist staff.
Over the past few years Leeds has worked hard to recruit some fantastic carers, and now has 711 foster families as part of the Leeds foster care ‘team’.
However the council is still very keen to hear from people who could foster children over the age of 11 years old, sibling groups and those with additional needs. The council has a high demand for families who can offer homes to these children and young people and would welcome further applications.
Leeds needs foster carers from all walks of life, people who are single, married, divorced, employed, unemployed, with or without children of their own. People from diverse backgrounds and all ethnic origins are needed to help children benefit from living with families who share their own culture, language and religion.
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.
Those interested in finding out more about fostering can register their interest online by visiting www.foster4leeds.co.uk or by contacting 0113 3783538and speaking to our fostering recruitment team for advice and an information pack.