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​​​​Foster carer support groups

​​​These groups are organised by foster carers for foster carers. There are facilities for children under 5 years old at both venues.

Focus group

This is a support group for all with a focus on all issues surrounding fostering, so far we have discussed secondary trauma, the effects of diet and adult attachment styles. It’s a very warm and friendly group and a great place to discuss any difficulties you are experiencing emotionally or behaviourally.

Approved carers will be informed of the next meeting of the fostering focus group.

If you're interested in setting up a support group in your area please speak to your link worker.

Support group at Butterworth Hall Community Centre

Wednesday mornings 9am-12pm at Butterworth Hall Community Centre, New Street, Milnrow, Rochdale OL16 3PQ.

Birth children support groups

These are held for sons and daughters of foster carers, during school holidays. Activities include cinema, bowling, laser quest. Next event to be arranged.

Support group

One of our foster carers has organised the venue for the new support group in Littleborough. It will take place at Littleborough Children’s Centre, Denhurst Road, Littleborough, Rochdale OL15 9LD. Approved carers will be informed of times as appropriate.​

We have lots of foster carers in the area and lots of children who attend that school so we hope you will be able to make it. Many of the carers who want to get together in Littleborough are relatively new to fostering but not all and everyone is welcome.

Annual review panel dates

Each panel takes place at Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU or at Crossfield Mill, Crawford Street, Rochdale OL16 5RX. Dates to be confirmed

Fun days

Events are held during the school holidays, for the children you're caring for, your own children and all foster carers. Approved carers will be informed of events over the course of the year.​​​


0300 303 1000

Phone: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

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Fostering Team
Fashion Corner
57-59 Drake Street
Rochdale OL16 1PA

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