Can I Foster?

Foster carers come from all walks of life and each person brings something special to what they do. We celebrate this diversity and believe it brings real strength to our foster carer community here in Rotherham. 

There is no exact checklist for a perfect foster carer. What’s important to us is that you care about children and their futures, that you’re compassionate and patient and that you are willing to work with us to improve the chances of looked-after children.

A foster carer looks after children and young people who cannot live with their birth family. This could be on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on your circumstances and the needs of the child in care. If you think you could foster, you probably can! 

You can foster if...

You have a spare bedroom in your home.

Live within 20 miles of the Rotherham boundary.

You are aged over 21.

You speak, read & write English to a good standard.

You love looking after and caring for children.

If you are unsure if you are eligible to be a foster carer with us one of our team can answer that for you today. We’d love to hear from you.


Book a call back today!

Children in Rotherham need loving, caring homes in their local community. Having more Fostering Rotherham foster carers means more children are cared for locally.


Book a call back with our friendly team today and learn more about what it’s like to be a foster carer with Rotherham Council.

“The biggest thing you can do for these kids is just be there for them.”

-Martin, Foster Carer

Why You Should Foster With Us:

Dedicated Support from Day One

The best foster carers are those who feel supported. That's why we provide round the clock support to all our carers to help you with any issues you may have.

Great Pay & Benefits Package

Once experienced, you could be earning up to £442 per week to care for children and young people who need help in our community.

Training & Development

Unlock your career potential while making a difference to the lives of local children with our extensive training opportunities and rewards.

Caring for Local Children

We need local people to care for local children and young people so that they have safe and supportive homes in the communities where they live.

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