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Thinking about fostering - find out more.

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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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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Anyone can apply to be a foster carer.

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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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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 | Adoption events


Rochdale Food and Drink Festival
24 March 2018
Star chefs cooking live, food and drink village, workshops, music, bars, stalls and family entertainment in the spectacular setting of Rochdale Town Hall.
Rochdale Wedding Show
15 April 2018
The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.
Street Eat
26 May 2018
Tasty street food, prepared by the town’s restaurant chefs. Dozens of dishes only £3 each, including Spanish, Italian, English, German, American and more.