Fostering in Yorkshire is an amazing thing to do and provides life changing opportunities for carers, children and young adults. Fostering agencies are continually looking for potential foster carer candidates and this situation is not going to change anytime soon.

This is because a recent article in the Yorkshire post reported that the pandemic has increased the demand for prospective foster parents in North Yorkshire. Mr Tucker, in charge of placement and fostering for the North Yorkshire County Council, said:

“We’re three quarters of the way through the year, but only two thirds of the target. It’s not dire, but clearly I don’t want to turn people away. It is harder at the moment and we’re not quite fulfilling all our recruitment targets.”

He was talking in regards to the council aiming to recruit 30 new foster parents each financial year. This demonstrates the difficulty in finding new foster parents and the importance of making each step to become a foster carer as clear as possible. 

Here at Fostering to Inspire we are always looking for new foster parents, no matter their sexuality, race, religion, gender or age. There is a small list of criteria which need to be met, but we do not discriminate against any application. 

Yorkshire is a wonderful location to grow up in, and every child and young adult deserves the opportunity to receive a high level of care and attention. For the more vulnerable, fostering is a great way for this to happen and is why we would love to hear from anyone thinking about becoming a foster carer.