Fostering is when children who aren’t able to live with their birth families are placed in a safe and loving family home on a temporary basis.
There are many reasons to foster with Leeds City Council, including financial support, allowances, a comprehensive training package, your own support worker and gym membership.
Check what you need to be able to offer a child so you can foster.
Information on the different kinds of fostering, e.g. fostering disabled children, short term fostering, long term fostering, respite care and more.
If you're already a foster carer and are interested in transferring to Leeds City Council then please contact us.
Register your interest and a member of our team will get in touch and answer any questions you may have.
If you're looking after the child of a relative or friend on a full time basis, either temporarily or permanently this is called Kinship Care.
Special guardianship is long term fostering where foster parents make most of the decisions about the child's upbringing but the birth parents still have parental responsibility.
Private fostering is when a child under 16 (or under 18 if disabled) is living for 28 days or more with someone who is not a close relative. Usually arranged without the Local Authority or other agency but you still need to let us know.