Category Archives: Fostering

Calderdale Council needs more foster carers, and there are many benefits and a wide range of support available for people who choose to foster for the Council. In Calderdale, like the rest of the country, there is a shortage of local foster carers to care for children and young people of all ages. In the… read more … about Support young people and create a loving foster family>>

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A live Q&A, Parkruns and coffee mornings are just some of the ways Calderdale Council will be raising awareness of fostering during Foster Care Fortnight. Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 9 to Sunday 22 May 2022) is the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how it can transform lives. This… read more … about Fostering – we care, because you do>>

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Calderdale needs more foster carers, to provide loving family homes for local children and young people and to make new memories that will last a lifetime. Since autumn 2020, Calderdale Council has seen a significant reduction in the number of people asking about becoming a foster carer. This Foster Care Fortnight (10 to 23 May),… read more … about Make new memories – be a foster carer>>

Foster carers Joanne and Craig Dye

The provision of additional residential care options for children who are looked after in Calderdale is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Following recommendations from the Children and Young People Scrutiny Board, the Cabinet will consider current provision and the potential purchase of properties to provide additional in-house residential children’s homes. Calderdale Council is responsible… read more … about Enhancing residential provision for our young people>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Children and young people in Calderdale are in urgent need of foster placements and the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more carers to support young people, at this especially difficult time. As the times in which we live and work in are changing, the pressures on some families have increased. In Calderdale,… read more … about Fostering – this is the moment, now more than ever>>

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Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 13 – Friday 24 May), is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network. In support of this, members of Calderdale Council’s fostering team… read more … about Could you ‘do something incredible’ this Foster Care Fortnight?>>

Parkrun

Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s national campaign to raise awareness of fostering. In support of this, and the regional ‘You Can Foster’ campaign, members of Calderdale’s fostering team visited Brighouse Parkrun on Saturday 19 May… read more … about Fostering team in Parkrun takeover>>

Parkrun

Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight (8 – 22 May 2017) the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s national campaign to raise awareness of fostering. In support of this, and the North of England ‘You Can Foster’ campaign, the Council is using… read more … about Fostering – do something incredible>>

This week is National Adoption Week (Monday 17 – Sunday 23 October 2016) and as part of this Calderdale Council is stepping up its campaign with additional advertising around the borough. It’s also asking people to think about different options, including fostering to adopt.   Foster to adopt is otherwise known as Early Permanence Placement (EPP). EPP… read more … about Think about ‘foster to adopt’ this National Adoption Week>>

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