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Support and training

​​​​​Although fostering is very rewarding, there’ll be times when you find the role challenging and you may face difficult and upsetting circumstances.

Don’t worry you’ll not be on your own; we'll be with you every step of the way.

We make sure there is an excellent support system for our foster carers and that you can get all the help, training and advice when you need it.

What you'll receive

  • A social worker who'll support you throughout your whole fostering career.
  • Support groups with other foster carers at various locations across the borough.
  • For your own children we also have support groups and activities during some of the school holidays. 
  • An invitation to an annual celebration event to recognise the hard work you carry out for the children of Rochdale. 
  • ​Support from child psychologists in meeting the specific needs of the children in  your care.
  • Support from a specialist nurse who oversees the health needs of all children cared for within Rochdale.
  • Support from education services through the 'virtual headteacher' of Rochdale. The virtual headteacher oversees the education of all Rochdale cared for children.

How do I apply for support and training?

If you want to make an enquiry about the support and training available to foster parents.

Make a fostering enquiry


0300 303 1000

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