Foster Care Fortnight: York highlights ‘life changing’ impact of its foster carers

As part of the national Foster Care Fortnight celebrations, City of York Council is highlighting the ‘life changing’ impact that its foster carers have on the children and young people for whom they provide loving homes.’

The authority works with over 120 foster carers – individuals and couples – to support children and young people who aren’t able to live with their birth families. Many have faced significant challenges in their young lives.

With 180 children and young people in York living with foster carers at any time, the authority is always looking for new foster carers to join its team.

Having foster carers available in York enables local children and young people to be cared for in their own communities, without having to move school or leave the support of friendship groups or family networks.