Fostering in Greater Manchester

Rochdale Borough Council is part of a new collaborative partnership between all 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester.

Local councils across Greater Manchester are joining forces to grow the number of fostering households that can make a difference to the vulnerable children and young people in need in our communities.

For the first time, anyone considering fostering in Greater Manchester will now benefit from a united, single support hub, which is backed by the Department for Education. 

You'll continue to be supported by our experienced fostering team at Rochdale Borough Council throughout your application. Greater Manchester community and hub officers are also here to offer additional support and guidance throughout your fostering journey.


Creating postive environments

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    Thinking of becoming a foster carer?

    Get the support you need and the answers to your questions.

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    Support and training

    We have an excellent support system for our foster carers to ensure you can get all the help, training and advice when you need it.

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    Our Place

    Help and support for young people who are in care or at risk of being taken into care.

Decision making

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    Policies, strategies and reviews

    We use policy and strategy documents to guide our decisions. We also use them to develop and run our services fairly and consistently.

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    Councillors and committees

    Councillors are responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent.