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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 for 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 looked after child. 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.

You can foster if

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

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