FosterinG IN Rochdale
Are you looking to foster in the Rochdale Area?
If you live in the Rochdale area and are interested in fostering a child or a young person, we can offer training and support to some of the finest foster parents and foster carers across Rochdale. Together, we can continue offering a lifeline to the most vulnerable children and young people in Rochdale.
Areas we cover for fostering in the Rochdale
Ashworth , Balderstone, Bamford, Belfield, Buckley, Buersil, Burnedge, Caldershaw, Castleton, Cronkeyshaw, Cutgate, Deeplish, Falinge, Fieldhouse, Foxholes, Halfacre, Hamer, Healey, Hurstead, Kirkholt, Lowerfold, Lowerplace, Marland, Meanwood, Newbold, Nook Farm, Noren, Oakenrod, Ouder Hill, Passmonds, Prickshaw, Rooley Moor, Shawclough, Smallbridge, Smithy Bridge,Sparth Bottom, Spotland, Sudden, Syke, Thornham, Turf Hill, Wardleworth, Heywood, Littleborough and Milnro Balderstone, Birtle, Clough, Newhey, Summit and Wardle
Why Choose The Fostering Team as your Fostering Agency in Rochdale?
We are passionate about what we do, to us working at The Fostering Team is not a 9-5 Monday-Friday job but a lifestyle choice. We are all committed to our roles, to achieving jointly alongside foster carers to work within a team centred approach. Our aim is to guarantee children are central to all that we do and that foster carers are supported to become a part of our family.
We employ experienced and highly skilled social workers to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome for the children in our care, and that every placement receives the dedicated support in whatever way is needed.
Types of Fostering placements available in Rochdale
Meet our Rochdale Fostering team
RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL & AGENCY DECISION MAKER
Things to consider when you looking to become a Foster Parent or Foster Carer in the Rochdale area
- You must have a spare bedroom for each child (unless they are same sex siblings)
- You must be over 25
- You must be able to provide round the clock care for the child
- You must appreciate the impact fostering can have on your family
- You must be willing to deal with challenging behaviour, for example vandalism, stealing, sexualised behaviours
- If you smoke, you must always smoke outdoors and away from the child. Children under five cannot be placed with foster carers who smoke
- You must have an energetic and understanding attitude
- You must understand that children may not demonstrate their gratitude
- You must have your own car or access to good transport links
- You must have a full DBS and health check
Useful Fostering Related Links
The largest UK children’s charity, Barnardo’s, help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers each year throughout the UK. Theie main aims is to protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children including providing fostering and adoption services
Childline is a national charity that provide a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. They deal with any issues which cause distress or concern including child abuse, mental illness, bullying, parental separation or divorce, teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect, and psychological abuse.
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people and children's care services co-producing, sharing, and supporting the use of the best available knowledge and evidence about what works in practice.They are an independent charity working with adults, families and children’s social care services and social work services across the UK
Become is a national charity for children in care and care leavers. The charity provide support and advice, influence policy and practice, help guide the lives of young people in care and care leavers, enable them to achieve their education aspirations and train professionals that work with young people.
FosterTalk is an organisation that aims that Foster Carers receive the correct support and training to feel safeguarded in their role, from pre-approval stages through to retirement. Their services also include legal insurance, protection against allegations, helplines to give daily advice and guidance, counselling and savings on family days out and holidays
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is UK's leading child protection charity. They provide help and advice for parents on children's mental health and well being as well as standing up for children, demand laws change and take action in better protecting children