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Fostering for City of York Council

Foster carers are ordinary people doing an extraordinary role; they provide care for vulnerable children and young people, who aren't able to live safely with their birth families.

We need foster carers in York. Contact us about foster care if you’re ready to change a young person’s life.

Contact us about fostering

Benefits of fostering

Fostering provides care in a home environment while problems are resolved, or alternative plans are made for the future of the young people being looked after. The benefits of foster care go beyond the child being fostered – the effect on the family and people that surround them can be extremely rewarding and, in some cases, positively life changing.

Welcome to our community of foster carers

Hear from people of York doing extraordinary things for the vulnerable children in York, read:

Find out more about the support and benefits you'll receive as a foster carer in York.


Georgina fostering york

Fostering has taught me who I really am

Fostering has changed my life completely. It’s eye opening. You learn so much about yourself. When me and my husband began fostering, we were just a couple, but since fostering we’ve become a family.

We need foster carers in York. Enquire now if you’re ready to change a young person’s life, and bring your whole family together.


Lesley fostering york

You need room in your heart to foster a child

The house is never empty. I absolutely love it. We began fostering 11 years ago, and now children have grown up and had their own children. Fostering brought us a new stage in life. The family keeps expanding and that feels like something to be proud of.

We need foster carers in York. Enquire now if you’re ready to change a young person’s life, and help your family grow.


Chez fostering york

Fostering has had an amazing effect on my own children

When we first fostered, we worried about upsetting our own children. But being part of a foster family meant so much to my daughter that she’s now a foster carer herself.

We need foster carers in York. Enquire now if you’re ready to change a young person’s life, and bring your whole family together.


Steve fostering york

We fostered a child and gained a community

We’ve done so much more since we became foster carers – football and long bike rides. The support we’ve had from friends, family and other foster carers has been incredible too. This whole network builds up around you.

We need foster carers in York. Enquire now if you’re ready to change a young person’s life, and connect with your community.


Also see

Fostering Team

Children’s Social Care

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 555678