Children who need fostering

A family with children walking down the street on a rainy day.
A stable home for foster children can be provided by people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

It's important to find Rochdale foster carers for Rochdale children and young people to enable them to maintain continuity in their lives and relationships.

We're interested in hearing from people from all backgrounds who can provide a stable home life for children and young people. We're keen to recruit a wide range of families.


2 brothers sharing ice cream.

Keeping siblings together is a key priority for us.

It's important to try to keep brothers and sisters together in their foster placement.

This means we need foster carers who have more than 1 bedroom available so that they can care for sibling groups.

Older children and teenagers

Teens might sound tricky but our teen carers love it. They get to support young people in the most influential period of their life, creating strong bonds and helping them towards an independent life.

Children with a specialist need or disability

A carer having a laugh with a child who is in a wheelchair.

We need foster carers to help children and young people thrive.

We need foster carers who can look after disabled children with physical or learning difficulties between the ages of 0 and 18. We can often support you if you require any home adaptations.

You'll also get support from our Children with Disability Team and our health colleagues.