Could you make a difference to a young person's life?

Challenge, reward, best job…
eeds City Council is on the look-out for people who have the right skills, time and space, to make a real difference to children and young people in Leeds. We’re looking to recruit a variety of foster carers, specifically for young people aged 11 and over, large sibling groups and children with complex needs.

Could you foster a teenager?

Fostering a teenager can be a challenging but extremely rewarding thing to do. Many people can make successful foster carers for teenagers. What is important is that they share a genuine enjoyment in working with teenagers and a commitment to promoting their welfare and helping them become independent adults.


We are the second largest local authority in England, we arrange care and support for around 1,250 children and young people who have been separated from their birth families. Some of our children and young people will have experienced significant neglect or abuse. They need love, safety, security and stable homes where they can stay for a few days, weeks, months, years or longer as part of a family.


We don’t have enough local authority foster carers to meet the needs of all these children, so we really need to hear from you if you might be able to provide a home or a place to stay for a child, whether that be through short or long-term fostering.


By working for Leeds City Council, carers will help ensure all the available funding for fostering goes towards children and young people and that Leeds children are fostered in their home city, which at times can help them remain in their local school and community. 


Would you like to know more?

Contact Leeds Fostering Department on:

Tel: 0113 247 7443

Email: (please include your phone number)


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