About fostering

Fostering happens when children are unable to live with their birth parents or family.

This can be for a whole variety of reasons. Sometimes they may have experienced abuse, neglect or a parent may become ill and unable to care for their child.

In these situations, children or young people will be cared for by local council services who will help to find a temporary or permanent new home with a foster carer.

About us

We are passionate about keeping children and young people close to their friends, family and local support unit.

Unlike some other fostering agencies, every penny of funding is invested into providing excellent care for the people of Bradford.

What areas do we cover?

We support children and foster carers across the Bradford District:

  • the City of Bradford
  • the 4 towns of Bingley, Ilkley, Keighley and Shipley
  • many other communities including: Addingham, Baildon, Burley in Wharfedale, Cullingworth, Denholme, Eastburn, Eccleshill, Haworth, Menston, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Silsden, Steeton, Thornton, Addingham, Low Moor and Wyke

“It was such a relief when we spoke to someone at Bradford Fostering and found them to be so open minded”

Naomi, foster carer
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