We’re looking for ordinary people from all walks of life who want to do an extraordinary job.

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Our foster carers are as diverse as the children and young people we place with them.

We want to hear from you whether you’re single, married, in a relationship, work full-time, part-time or not at all.

Contact us about fostering

Find out more about fostering for City of York Council, and get in touch to tell us you're interested.

As a foster carer you can:

  • be any age
  • be single, married, in a civil partnership, or in a long term relationship
  • be of any sexual orientation
  • be from any ethnic group or religion
  • live in or outside of York, within reasonable travelling distance
  • already have children of your own, or not

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Having convictions or cautions for offences will not necessarily prevent you from fostering, but having a conviction for a more serious crime may do. Get in touch and we can give you the right advice.

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