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Ramadan: Religion In Foster Care

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

For the Muslim community, Ramadan remembers the month the Qur'an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims will fast during the hours of daylight.

Rotherham has a large and vibrant Muslim community within its population, including within our foster carer community.

As a foster carer, it is not essential that you share the same religion or cultural beliefs as your looked after child, but it is of course key that you can meet their needs and that they are made to feel comfortable, safe and secure.

It’s important to consider that culture and religion may be a big part of their personal identity and that by having some familiarity and understanding will help them to continue to feel supported to explore their own beliefs.

It is equally important that our foster carer community is diverse and reflects the diversity of our wider communities.

Why not take a read of our our blog on supporting a looked after child’s religious practices?

What if I’m unsure how I can best support my looked after child?

There will be a whole host of support available to you as a foster carer throughout your fostering journey with us. You can read more about the support available for foster carers here or have an informal chat with one of our team.

Learn more about fostering in Rotherham

If you have any questions about fostering in Rotherham, book a call back with a member of our experienced team at a time that suits you. All our call backs are confidential.


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