child friendly city'
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. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (Foster4leeds)
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.
"We urgently need more people in Leeds to get involved in fostering. 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.
"As you'd expect, being a foster carer can have its challenges, but you will be well supported. As the second largest local authority in England, with the fourth highest population of children in care, we have a wealth of experience we can draw on to help you. Our fostering service currently supports 500 fostering households, and our family placement service provides short breaks and long-term care for disabled children and young people. Our adoption service meets the needs of around 180 children each year, providing them and their adoptive families with essential support and guiding them through the adoption process.
"Keeping children safe and helping them get the best outcomes as they grow up is at the heart of our work. To help us do that, find out more about becoming a foster carer or adopter by clicking on the pages on our site, or you can call us using the numbers on this page.
"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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>