We said a massive “thank you” to some very special people with a packed event for foster carers

Carers from across the district were invited to a celebration to mark their hard work and dedication over the last 12 months.


What do foster carers do?

Foster carers open up their homes to care for looked after children, helping young people to have the best possible start in life and fulfil their potential. They are a vital source of support and provide a loving environment for children who may have had challenging backgrounds.

What happened at the event?

This year’s event was held at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield, where a meal and entertainment were provided. It was also a chance to chat with old and new friends, as well as catch up with familiar faces from the council who run the fostering service for local children.

Cllr Viv Kendrick, Cabinet member for Children, said:

“Everyone looks forward to the celebration evening as it’s another way of recognising our foster carers and their fantastic commitment. As a council we provide very high levels of support, but it’s also important to say a formal thank you for their dedication.

Fostering makes an incredible difference to our looked after children, enhancing life chances and achieving better outcomes. Carers are changing lives on a daily basis and are truly inspirational people.”

Interested in fostering?

If you’re interested in joining the Kirklees foster family, come along to our information event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. We always want to hear from potential carers and it’s a great opportunity to hear about first-hand experiences.

You can drop in any time between 5.30-7.30pm at the John Smith’s Stadium. There are lots more details about fostering on our website.


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