Childhood | Oldham Council
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Thinking of fostering?

You have come to the right place.

As a local authority fostering agency, we are a non-profit organisation, who put children first and at the heart of everything we do.

If you foster for Oldham, you will care for a local child or young person, so they can continue to live in Oldham, close to their friends and school.

Enquire about fostering

What is fostering?

Fostering is caring for someone else’s child in your home whilst they cannot live with their own family. Children and young people need fostering for all sorts of reasons and for different lengths of time.

Can I foster?

Don’t worry, there is no such thing as a typical foster carer.

We need a range of carers to meet the diverse needs of all our children.

We welcome enquiries from everybody irrespective of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, marital or employment status or disability.

What support would I receive?

Fostering a child or young person is one of the most rewarding things that you can do, but we know that it is also hard work so we will be with you every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have many years of placing children with the right foster parents in Oldham and we understand that as a first-time foster parent, you will have questions concerning the process.