Why do children go into foster care?

Each child in foster care will have a different story, but children come into our care because their birth families unfortunately aren’t able to give them a happy and healthy life. It’s not always an easy decision, so the needs of each child are thoroughly assessed before making a decision on whether to bring them into our care.


Some children might have experienced abuse or neglect, or some families might have a long-term illness, mental health, or addiction issue, which means that they can’t properly look after their child all the time. It’s our job to make sure that we can give each child the safe and supportive family they deserve - whether that means placing them with a foster carer full-time, or working alongside birth families to help them.



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.