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 group of siblings
It's important to try to keep brothers and sisters together in their foster placement and so we need foster carers who have the space to care for larger sibling groups (this is more than 3).
Older children and young people
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 on fostering teenagers below.
Watch video on fostering teenagers on YouTube (31secs)
Children with disabilities
We need foster carers who can look after disabled children with physical and/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 and we require foster carers from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Mother and baby placements
We need foster carers who can provide a home to care for and support young parents 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.
Watch our fostering teenagers and siblings video
Watch some of our foster carers discuss the fun and enjoyment they get from fostering teenagers or siblings.
Fostering teenagers and siblings video on YouTube (5mins 8secs)