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What is fostering?

Find out what fostering is and the difference between fostering and adoption.

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Find out more

There's a real need for foster carers across the borough of Rochdale. Our team are waiting to talk to you - enquire today.

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Children who need fostering

We're keen to recruit a wide range of families.

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Find out about information events

Come along and meet our team and existing carers to find out if fostering is right for you.

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Who can foster?

People who foster come in all shapes and sizes. We're looking for applications from people with the qualities of patience, tolerance and energy.

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Guide to foster care allowances

Outlines the schedule of weekly payments made to foster carers and the "foster carers skills scheme”.

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Access support and training

We offer support and training to foster families, their own children and young people, as well as the children in their care. 

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How to foster

Learn more about the fostering process.

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Foster parent responsibilities

As a foster carer your role would be to meet the needs of a child in your care.

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The different types of fostering

There are various types of fostering available including short break care, long term fostering and fostering to adopt.

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For approved foster carers

This section is for approved foster carers to access support, information and resources.



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Access support, information and resources.

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