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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 services for families with children and young people 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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Cared for children

Information and advice for cared for children and care leavers.


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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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BE INSPIRED

Happy, smiling baby boy under 2 years old.

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 | Adoption events

Events

Rochdale Wedding Show
02 April 2017
The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.
Ride Rochdale
21 May 2017
2 women only cycle sportives hosted by double Olympic gold and World Champion cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE.
Great Gatsby Investigation – A Murder Mystery Dinner
10 June 2017
It’s 1922 and a murder at The Gatsby Mansion starts to show the cracks in the lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous. Can you solve the crime?