We welcome foster carers from all walks of life to foster with us.
Our fostering community is made up of over 122 families from a wide range of faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds, who meet up regularly and support each other alongside our wider social work team.
Are you aged over 21?
You can begin your fostering journey with us when you turn 21 years of age. Book a call back with our friendly fostering team today to find out how to get started.
If you’re younger than 21 years old, we can work with you to help you prepare for the fostering role. Speak to our team and receive your personalised pathway to foster guide.
Do you have a spare bedroom in your home?
It is important for children and young people to have their own space. This is why looked after children require their own bedroom in your home. Book a call back with our team to begin your pathway to foster.
If you do not currently have a spare bedroom, we can discuss how this may be possible in a confidential 1:1 call with our team - book your appointment at a time that suits you here.
Do you currently have any children living in your home?
Whether you’ve parented before or not, you can become a foster carer with Fostering Rotherham. Some looked after children prefer to live with a fostering family that includes other children. Book a call back to see how you can support young people in Rotherham.
Whether you’ve parented before or not, you can become a foster carer with Fostering Rotherham. Some looked after children would prefer to be the only child living in the home. Book a call back to see how you can support young people in Rotherham.
Do you smoke or vape?
People who smoke or use vaping products cannot care for children under the age of 5. We can support you with your journey to stop smoking or vaping - please speak to a member of our friendly team for more information.
If you have been considering fostering, why not speak to our friendly fostering team to find out how fostering could work for you and your family.
Do you have a criminal record?
Having a criminal record does not immediately stop you from becoming a foster carer. We advise you to speak to our team, where we will discuss and learn more about your personal circumstances.
If you are interested in fostering, we would love to hear from you! Book a call back with our team to find out more about fostering and how you can get started with Fostering Rotherham.
Do you have any pets?
That’s great news! Some looked after children would like to live in a fostering family with pets. We would love to discuss your personal family needs - book a call back with our team here.
Some children may prefer to live in a home without animals, or may have allergies which mean they cannot share a home with pets. We would love to discuss your personal family needs - book a call back with our team here.
Do you live in the South Yorkshire area?
Our goal is to help looked after children stay close to their friends, family and local community. To help achieve this and to ensure foster carers are not travelling long distances to take children to school and visits, we advise our foster carers to live locally to Rotherham and South Yorkshire. Book a call back with our fostering team to find out more.
If you have any questions about your location and the fostering requirements, please speak to a member of our friendly social work team - you can choose an appointment time to suit you here.
What is the main reason for you to consider fostering with Fostering Rotherham?
Supporting local children in the Rotherham area
We work hard to ensure that Rotherham’s children are placed with local families and that their lives are disrupted as little as possible, but we need your help to do this. Get in touch with our team to find out more about joining our fostering community.
I want to give back to the local community
By fostering with Fostering Rotherham, our network of foster carers grows and you are helping us reinvest money and resources into helping more local children in care and continuously improving the community we love.
I know somebody who fosters and would like to follow in their footsteps
That’s great! We recommend hearing from our existing carers. Our fostering advisers will arrange for you to hear from our existing Fostering Rotherham community virtually or in person at a time that works for you. Speak to our team to find out more.
I already foster and would like to transfer to my local council
We welcome enquiries from experienced carers looking to make a difference in their local community of Rotherham. We have developed a streamlined transfer process to make this as smooth and hassle free as possible to help foster carers like you make a difference to local children in South Yorkshire. Get in touch with our team.
Whether you are ready to begin your fostering journey with Fostering Rotherham or simply want to learn more about foster care in the Rotherham area, we would love to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.
Would you like to speak to a member of our team?
We host regular virtual drop in sessions, where you can chat directly with Rotherham foster carers who have been through the application process and likely had the same questions you have when they began their fostering journey! Find out when our next event is and reserve your free ticket here.
Alternatively, you may want to speak to one of our friendly fostering team 1:1 over the phone - book a time and date that suits you here.
We hope to hear from you soon!