Fostering in Yorkshire

Sadly, there are almost 9,000 children in Yorkshire who cannot be looked after by their own family. We are urgently recruiting more foster carers in Yorkshire who can provide care and support to some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.

With over 25 years experience in foster care, we are the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity. When you choose to foster with TACT, you will receive a generous fostering allowance, 24/7 support and access to a comprehensive training programme. You could join our Fostering Yorkshire team!

Can I foster in Yorkshire?

The first step is to check that you fulfil the basic general fostering requirements:

  • Are you at least 21 years old?
  • Do you have at least one spare bedroom in your home?
  • Are you a full-time resident of the UK, or do you have indefinite leave to remain?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to all three questions, you have fulfilled the initial criteria. We would now like to talk to you further about why you would like to become a foster carer, and ask you some more questions. Please complete our ‘start your fostering journey’ form on this page.

Where are we recruiting foster carers in Yorkshire?

We are recruiting foster carers all across Yorkshire, however there is a particular demand for foster carers in the following areas: Barnsley, Bradford, Middlesbrough, York, Doncaster, Leeds, Rotherham and Sheffield.

We would ideally like to hear from people who would like to care for children aged 10 years and over, sibling groups, or children with complex needs.

Why foster with TACT?

Foster carers come to us for many reasons and they stay with us – because we help them do the most rewarding job in the world. Together we transform the lives of children and young people, giving them the chance to lead happy, loving, fulfilled lives.

At TACT we are more than just a fostering agency; as a charity we put our foster carers and the children they care for at the heart of everything that we do.

Choosing to become a foster carer is one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make, and we will be by your side every step of the way making sure that you feel valued, encouraged and supported – that is why 98% of our foster carers would recommend fostering with TACT.

“Children are very happy and content with their foster families. The children’s lives are enriched by a range of positive experiences that enhance their prospects and contribute to their progression.” – Ofsted

Fostering in Yorkshire: read Sarah and Richard's blog here“Get to know these amazing children for yourselves.”

“A few years ago, my husband Richard and I started thinking about fostering, as we wanted to give children a chance to have a better future and to give back to society. We were both lucky enough to have a good upbringing and a big, close family, so we wanted to offer that opportunity to someone less fortunate. Also, I was fed up with working long hours for no gratitude, so I decided a change was needed…”


What do TACT foster carers benefit from?

  • We are the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity. This means that all our surplus income is reinvested into foster carers and our young people.
  • 24/7 support ensuring that whatever you face as a foster carer you are never alone
  • Competitive fees and allowances, worked out depending on the detail of each placement
  • An excellent training package, tailored to your needs and those of the children placed with you
  • Regular meetings and support groups, giving you the chance to meet other foster carers and share experience
  • Dedicated events for the children in your care, giving them the chance to meet other fostered children
  • Access to our specialist Health & Education Services, to further help you provide care to vulnerable children


This is Richard, he looks after our fostering Yorkshire team

“I’ve worked in children’s services for 27 years in a variety of roles. After becoming social work qualified, I worked in child protection for a number of years. Following this, I started working in fostering, initially for a private fostering agency. However, it didn’t sit right with me that someone was making a profit off these vulnerable children and so I moved to work for TACT in the charitable sector.”

– Richard Leech

How to become a foster carer with TACT?

If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer with TACT, you can request an information pack by completing the form on this page, or call us on 0330 123 2250. We have a great team of experienced and qualified staff based across all areas of Yorkshire so you can rest assured knowing that wherever you are, we are ready to support you through your fostering journey. Find out more in our Statement of Purpose.

Read our latest Ofsted Report.