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Money may not be your first concern when considering fostering, but we know it matters.

What does fostering look like for you? Use our handy fostering allowance calculator below to find out how much you could earn a week as a foster carer. 

Types of fostering

Foster carers come in all shapes and sizes, from all different walks of life and have a range of life experiences, but we believe there’s a type of foster care to fit everyone.

Fostering provides a home for children and young people who can no longer be cared for by their parents. There are many different types of fostering depending on the needs of the child or young person. A foster carer may be there to care for a child in an emergency, or they may provide a long-term home for the remainder of a child’s time in care. Either way, you could be there with them for some of the most important milestones of their life.


There are many different types of foster care to meet the needs of children in Rotherham which include:

Start your fostering journey today

Whether you've been thinking about fostering for a while or still on the first steps of your journey, we want to hear from you.

Book a call on a day and time that suits you and speak with our friendly support team. We'll answer all of your questions about how fostering can work for you.


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