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Thank you for your interest in becoming an adopter or foster carer with us. We want to make Leeds the best city for children to grow up in, as part of our ambition to be a child friendly city.

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Adoption: Information on the adoption assessment process, adoption open evenings and what it is to be an adopter.

Fostering: Information on the fostering assessment process, fostering open evenings and what it is to be a foster carer.

Family Placement: Information on offering fostering, short breaks and sitting services for disabled children and young people.


Welcome from Councillor Judith Blake, executive member for children's services:

"We want to make Leeds the best city in the UK for children and young people to grow up in - a child friendly city. There are so many ways that people living in Leeds can help us do that, but one of the most significant, rewarding and life changing contributions you can make is to join the council's network of foster carers and adopters.

"We urgently need more people in Leeds to get involved in fostering and adoption. By providing the children and young people that the council has taken into care with a safe, loving home; you can literally shape and improve their future.

"Keeping children safe and helping them get the best outcomes as they grow up is at the heart of our work. We look forward to hearing from you."


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Foster for Leeds

We urgently need foster carers to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in Leeds. If you're interested in fostering for Leeds, please call us, or fill in a form by clicking the link below.


Adopt for Leeds

If you are interested in adoption and would like to apply you should attend one of our adoption information evenings. You can find out more about the application process by clicking the link below.


Caring for disabled children

The family placement team is a specialist service within fostering and adoption. We provide support for disabled children and young people, and their families. Find out more about the services we provide by clicking the link below.