Fostering in Yorkshire
Yorkshire is a historic county in northern England which has a rich and fascinating heritage, a vibrant local culture and stunning natural landscapes. It is famous for its rugged coastline and ancient cityscapes. Throughout Yorkshire there are imposing Norman castles, inspiring medieval abbeys, impressive stately homes and many remarkable buildings and artefacts of the Industrial Revolution. It’s no wonder that Yorkshire is known as ‘God’s own county’.
The city of York was founded by the Romans, who called it Eboracum. It was captured by the Vikings in the latter half of the 9th century and the growth of Jorvik as a Viking stronghold was a template for the growth of towns across the whole of England.
York is now home to the fascinating interactive JORVIK Viking Centre, This is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK and is a wonderful opportunity for families to experience the lives of these fierce warriors of the North. York is also the location of the world famous 13th-century cathedral York Minster and boasts many magnificent Tudor houses and superb medieval walls.
Yorkshire also possesses some breathtaking scenery and contains two stunning national parks:
The North York Moors: Contains one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK, together with glorious woodland and a spectacular coastline.
The Yorkshire Dales: Every valley or 'dale' has its own distinct character. Stone-built villages are set within peaceful farming landscapes, with drystone walls and flower-rich meadows.
This wonderful region is also home to some delicious local delicacies, notably the famous Yorkshire pudding. There are many lovely pubs and restaurants to try out and the historic county also arguably produces some of the best beers and the best tea in the UK. What is there not to like about Yorkshire?
Yorkshire is a beautiful place to live and help change the life of a vulnerable child or young adult. If you live in Yorkshire and are looking to make a positive difference to a young person’s life by fostering, we would be very pleased to hear from you.
We know the value a foster carer can bring to a young person’s life, a life sometimes marked by trauma or abuse. Therefore, we are committed to providing our foster carers with support every step of the way on their fostering journey, from initial registration of interest to the provision of 24/7 out of hours advice and assistance each and every day.
You may already be an approved and experienced foster carer and are looking to move to a new fostering agency (for whatever reason). Alternatively, you may be looking to take on more responsibility. We can offer this through our central foster carer roles. These are ‘hub home carers’ who can offer advice and support to those just starting out on their foster carer journeys. If this all sounds of interest, please do give us a call and we will be pleased to discuss these options with you.