Tag Archive: fostering

Somebody else’s child, everybody’s responsibility! What is private fostering?

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When a child or young person, who is under 16 (or under 18 if they have a disability) is being looked after by someone who is not a close relative, for 28 days… Continue reading

Why Rob became an Independent Visitor

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Leeds City Council’s ‘Independent Visitor’ scheme offers young people in care an older role model. Volunteers offer few hours of their time each month, taking part in activities such as football, go-karting, or… Continue reading

Children in care are STARS for the night

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Children in care from across Leeds have been treated like stars for the night at a prom style awards ceremony. The STARS awards for Looked After Children have been organised by Leeds City… Continue reading

An adoption and fostering panel chair’s story

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Fostering and adoption services are an integral part of Leeds City Council’s work with children and young people. Over the coming months we will be hearing from a range of people working with,… Continue reading

James Rogers talks about being a role model for young people

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This week Leeds City Council’s Independent Visitor scheme launches a new campaign, asking you #WhoWasYourRoleModel when you were growing-up. Leeds Rhinos players Jamie-Jones Buchanan and Zak Hardaker have been getting involved in some… Continue reading

What have fosterers been up to over the last month

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As part of our ambition to make Leeds a child friendly city we work with a range of businesses and organisations to provide support to our foster carers. The organisations often provide our… Continue reading

Could you be a foster carer like Claire?

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Being a Leeds City Council foster carer can be an incredibly rewarding experience, with carers supporting a young person during the most important years of their life. We are always looking for more… Continue reading

A beginner’s guide to fostering

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Fostering can be an incredibly rewarding experience for foster carers as they help and support a young person during the most important years of their life.  We currently have around 600 foster carers… Continue reading

Could you be a foster carer?

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Leeds City Council is always looking for new foster carers to improve the lives of young people across the city. Today we hear the experience of one of our foster children about what… Continue reading

Marching on together – an independent visitor’s story

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The child friendly Leeds awards are your chance to nominate the places and people making Leeds a great place to grow up in, as well as being a platform for young people and adults looking after… Continue reading