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Thinking about fostering. Give childhood a chance. Find out more.


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Who can foster?

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

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How to become a foster carer

Step by step guide to the approval process.

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Children who need fostering

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

What is fostering? icon

What is fostering?

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

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Foster carer stories

Find out why they decided to foster and their experiences.

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Make a fostering enquiry today

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

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Guide to foster care allowances

Details of basic allowances and skills payments made to foster carers.

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Get 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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Foster parent responsibilities

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

The different types of
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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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Fostering with pride

If you identify as LGBT+ and enjoy caring for children and young people, we'd love to hear from you today.

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Approved foster carers

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

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You don't have to live in the borough to adopt.


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Approved foster carers

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Access support, information and resources.

Featured events

Online fostering information sessions
Weekly until December 2020
As we can’t hold fostering information sessions in our usual public venues, we’re meeting online on Zoom video call.