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Children and childcare

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Report a child at risk

If you think a child is at risk contact Children's Social Care.


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Childcare

Find the right childcare and see what help is available.


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Sure Start children's centres

Easy access to a range of childcare services.


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Fostering

Anyone can apply to be a foster carer.


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Adoption

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


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Providing information and services for families with children aged 0-19 and 0-25 for children with additional needs.


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Children and young people's activities

Activities and extra-curricular activities that can help your child develop.


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Children leaving care

Support for children leaving care.


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Youth service

Get involved in events, activities and have a say in the issues that affect you.


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Advice and information for young carers.


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Special Educational Needs

How we assess special educational needs, placement in mainstream school, help with costs and more.


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Schools & education

Apply for school places, find term dates and more.


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How we deliver Children’s Services

How the needs of children and young people are met in the borough.


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Children's social care jobs

We are always looking for passionate newly qualified and experienced social workers and practice managers.


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Come along for a chat with our friendly fostering and adoption teams who will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

The best way to find out about fostering and adoption and decide whether it's right for you is to come and meet the team!!

Fostering events

Events

Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
15 October 2018
An exciting week of arts for all ages from Monday, 15 October 2018 to Monday, 22 October 2018, covering drama, comedy, poetry, children's shows and more.
Remembrance Sunday services
11 November 2018
There are 7 Remembrance Day services and parades happening across the borough so we can pay our respects to those who have made sacrifices in defence of the country.
Rochdale Christmas Market and Lights Switch On
24 November 2018
Festive food, drinks, gifts, family entertainment and of course Father Christmas - as we light up Rochdale.