Children who need fostering

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.

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 try to keep brothers and sisters together in their foster placement.

This means we need foster carers who have the space to care for sibling groups of more than 3.

Older children and teenagers

We currently have a shortage of foster carers who can offer placements for older children between the ages of 12 and 18.

Watch our video about fostering teenagers.

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Disabled children

We need foster carers who can look after disabled children with physical or learning difficulties between the ages of 0 and 18.

Black and minority ethnic children

It's important to enable children to grow up where their cultural and religious needs can be met.  

We, therefore, require foster carers from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Mothers and babies

We need foster carers who can provide a home to care for and support a young parent and their child.

Children with challenging behaviours

Children who have experienced significant trauma may need highly skilled carers to help them cope with their behaviours and transition into adulthood.

Video about fostering teenagers and siblings

Watch some of our foster carers discuss the fun and enjoyment they get from fostering teenagers or siblings.

If you can't see the video you may need to enable cookies. You can also watch the fostering teenagers and siblings video on YouTube (00:05:08)

Enquire today

If you're interested in becoming a foster carer, please take your first step and enquire today.

Our team are waiting to speak to you.

Make a fostering enquiry