We want to hear from people who could make a difference to the lives of children and young people across the county.
Fostering North Yorkshire is your local fostering service, and we’ve been supporting families across the county for over 35 years. We’re part of North Yorkshire County Council and our foster carers look after over 300 children a year. The foster carers come from a wide range of backgrounds and family make-up, but what they all have in common is their desire to provide a secure and welcoming home for some of the county’s most vulnerable children.
Every year we look after around 300 children across the county at any one time – and it takes some very dedicated people to care for them.
There’s often a number of reasons why the children and young people in need of foster care can’t stay with their birth families. However, the one thing they have in common is the need for a caring family to help keep them safe, secure and happy – offering everything from a short break to a permanent home.
Being a foster carer is an incredibly important job, helping to develop positive experiences and skills that have sometimes been missed out on earlier in life.
Foster carers who look after young people for FNY come from many backgrounds, but one thing they have in common is a desire to make a difference to the lives of those they foster, and to help them through this difficult time in their lives.
We’re committed to ensuring that the children and young people we look after can stay in their local communities and our carers are given the best training available. They get knowledgeable support from locally based fostering social work teams; access to professional experts in education, mental and physical health; and specialist services for autism and speech and language where needed.
Fostering with FNY also brings generous tax-free allowances. An FNY accredited carer receives more than £300 each week tax-free for fostering a child aged 11 to 15, equivalent to £15,785 per annum (the example is based on a 52-week placement).
You can download our “Guide to Fostering” information pack as a PDF here
The Fostering North Yorkshire team
Contact us at Fostering North Yorkshire
Phone: 01609 534654