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Becoming a foster carer

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 in foster care.

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.

Also see

Fostering Team

Children’s Social Care

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 555678