Search is on for more foster families

Calderdale foster parents Gill and Steven Jowett Credit: Foster4Yorkshire

The search is on for foster families in the region, during Foster Care Fortnight. People in West Yorkshire can find out about the positive impact of foster caring at two information events. Today's event - at the Village UrbanResort Leeds, in Tingley, runs from 12 noon until 4pm.

The second, on Wednesday 21st May runs from 4pm to 8pm at the Cedar Court Hotel Huddersfield, at Ainley Top. With around 2,100 children and young people currently in care in West Yorkshire, the aim is to recruit 235 new foster families during 2014/15, to help meet the demand.

The informal drop-in events are being hosted by the joint council-led initiative, Foster4Yorkshire, and open to anyone in West Yorkshire who is interested in foster caring. People will be able to meet existing local foster families and recruitment teams. For more information click here

Foster carer Adrian Hill from Bradford Credit: Foster4Yorkshire