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Become a foster carer with Fostering Rotherham

What is fostering? Foster carers provide a home for children and young people who can no longer be cared for by their parents.


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 types of fostering, including full-time, part-time and specialist care.

Learn more about the fostering roles available:

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.

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 £592 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.

Have a quick chat with one of our fostering advisers to find out more.
Dedicated local support, extensive training and ongoing development, and an amazing fostering community.
Weekly allowances and fees, tax breaks and paid supported annual leave.

Fostering stories

Do you have experience working with children? We have a specific pathway for you!
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