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Fostering

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Welcome to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's fostering service. 

Here you will find out all about fostering, what it is, what's involved and how you can apply to foster.

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All about fostering and how to contact the team

Find out what fostering is, who can become a foster carer, how you can apply, the support you will receive and how to contact the fostering team.

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Common fostering questions

Answers to the most popular questions we receive about fostering.

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Fostering events

Times and locations for our fostering events - a great opportunity to come and find out if fostering is right for you.

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Fostering payments

Find out how much you could receive to help you foster.

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Private fostering

What private fostering is, who is regarded as a private foster carer, how private fostering is different from other fostering arrangements, what to do if you think a child should be privately fostered and where you can get more information.

Supported lodgings

Supported lodgings

Find out about supported lodgings, what's involved and how you can apply to be a provider.

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Thinking of fostering?

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Make a formal enquiry about becoming a foster carer

Don't take our word for it!

Watch the council's fostering video on YouTube
Hear what our foster carers say - watch our short film on YouTube
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